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Medal - Medal

Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, Thomas, born 1792 - died 1817
    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming, F.R, C.S.E, Surgeon- Major 4th R.I.D Guards.

  • Museum number:

    1904-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal, dated 1812, depicts Lieutenant General Marquis Wellington. On the reverse side the shields of Britain, Portugal and Spain are shown in an altar with trophies at the base and the legend 'Enter'd Madrid, August XII.' In 1812 Wellington routed the French at the Battle of Salamanca and liberated Madrid from French occupation. In recognition Wellington was given the title of Earl and the Marquis and became the commander of all Allied armies in Spain.

Physical description

Medal, bronze, round. Obv. profile head of 'Lieut.-Gen Marquis Wellington, K.B'. Rev. Shields of Britain, Portugal and Spain on an altar with trophies at the base. Legend 'Enter'd Madrid, August XII'.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Wyon, Thomas, born 1792 - died 1817
Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.75 in

Object history note

Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming, F.R.C.S.E., Surgeon-Major 4th R.I.D. Guards.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Marquis of Wellington, 1812, Madrid

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1877. London, 1878. p.177

Production Note

Signed 'T.Wyon' and 'P.W'

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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