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Medal - Medal

Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1804 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mudie, James (designed)
    Mills, George (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming

  • Museum number:

    1974-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal depicts the genius of the Ocean holding the British flag in his right hand while he rests his left arm on a globe and clasps a cornucopia while a leopard, emblematic of India is shown at his feet. The legend reads 'Settlemen of the British at Bombay' with the date MDCLXII [1662]. On the reverse side Neptune is shown holding his trident with a figure of Victory together with the legend 'The French fleet repulsed by the E.I Compys. XV Feb. MDCCCIV.'

This medal which celebrates the settlement of the British at Bombay in 1662 and the East India Company's Victory over the French, is the second in Mudie's series. James Mudie's series of forty 'National Medals' was struck in 1820 to commemorate British victories in George III's reign. They commemorate the events of the Napoleonic period, from a British perspective.

The medals were sold individually or in sets contained within a leather bound case in the form of a book.

Physical description

Medal, (Mudie's Series No. 2), bronze. Obv., the genius of the Ocean holding the British flag in his right hand while he rests his left arm on a globe and clasps a cornucopia; at his feet a leopard emblematic of India. Legend, 'Settlement of the British at Bombay', and date MDCLXII (1662). Rev., Neptune holding his trident, and a figure of Victory. Legend, 'The French fleet repulsed by the E.I. Compys. XV Feb MDCCCIV (1804)

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1804 (made)

Artist/maker

Mudie, James (designed)
Mills, George (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.62 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, British at Bombay

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.186

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Flag

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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