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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt-brass

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    1936-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This gilt-brass medal depicts King George II. On the reverse side there is a shield with a lily of France reversed, inscribed 'Perfidia eversa' [Treachery overthrown] and supported by the lion and the unicorn. Below the image on a ribbon it is inscribed 'W. Pitt Pr Mi Ausp. Geo II. MDCCLIX' [1759] . Around there are the names and the dates of the victories of that year with the names of the victorious commanders.

In 1759 a planned French invasion of Britain was defeated.

Physical description

Medal, gilt-brass, round. Obv., profile bust of 'Georgivs II. Rex.' Rev., a shield with the lily of France reversed, inscribed 'Perfidia eversa', and supported by the lion and the unicorn. Below on a ribbon are the names and dates of the victories of that year, with the names of the victorious commanders.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt-brass

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, gilt bronze, George II

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

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired in the Year 1877, London, 1877. p.181

Materials

Gilt-brass

Subjects depicted

Unicorn; Lion

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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