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Medal

  • Object:

    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:

    1937-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This gilt-brass medal depicts King George III in profile. On the reverse side, enclosed by a coiled snake, are the scales of Justice, as well as an anchor and the words 'Pax auspicata, Nov. 3' [a sign of peace] and the date MDCCLXII [1762]. Around this are the names and dates of the victories of that year and the names of the successful commanders.

Physical description

Medal, gilt-brass. round. Obv., profile bust of 'Georgivs Tertivs Rex.' Rev., the scales of Justice, an anchor, and the words 'Pax auspicata, Nov. 3,' all enclosed by a coiled snake; below, the date MDCCLXII; around, the names and dates of the victories of that year and the names of the successful commanders.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt-brass

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.56 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 brass, George III

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

Scales; Anchors (watercraft equipment)

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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