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Medal - Medal


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)
    17th century (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    silvered electrotype

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This oval medal depicts a man in armour, in high relief. On the reverse an engraving reads 'Treu Pellican who spilt (spilled) his blood, To save his King do's (do his) country good.'

The medal is an electrotype copy of an original. Electrotyping, a form of casting which uses electricity to make a close copy was pioneered in the 1840s.

Physical description

Medal. Silvered electrotype copy. oval. Obv., full-faced bust in high relief of a man in armour. Rev., engraved 'Treu Pellican who split (spilled) his blood, To save his King do's (do his) country good.'

Place of Origin

England (made)


19th century (made)
17th century (designed)



Materials and Techniques

silvered electrotype


Height: 1.875 in, Width: 1.5 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, copy, man in armour

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

List of Objects in the Art Division of the South Kensington Museum acquired in the Year 1877, London, 1877. p.184


Silvered; Electrotype


Sculpture Collection

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