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Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    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:

    1928-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This round bronze medal depicts a military monument with the inscription 'Field Marshal Lord Raglan. Born A.D. 1788.' On the reverse side there is a view of the Head Quarters of the British Army before Sebastopol with the legend 'Died in the service of his country at Head Quarters before Sebastopol, June 23rd 1855.'

James Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan was a British Soldier who was chosen to command the Britisih troops at the outbreak of the Crimean War in 1853, despite th fact that he was sixty-five years old and had never led troops in the field. He died of dysentery before the general assault on Sebastopol in June 1855.

Physical description

Medal, bronze, round. Obv., a military monument; legend, 'Field Marshal Lord Raglan. Born A.D. 1788.' Rev., a view of the Head Quarters of the British Army before Sebastopol, and legend 'Died in the service of his country at Head Quarters before Sebastopol, June 23rd 1855.'

Place of Origin

England (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.625 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, Field Marshal Lord Raglan, Sebastopol

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

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1877. London, 1877. p.179

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Soldiers' monuments

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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