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Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mudie, James (designed by)
    Webb, Thomas (maker)
    Droz, Jean-Pierre, born 1746 - died 1823 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming

  • Museum number:

    1978-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal depicts Admiral Viscount Nelson, in profile. On the reverse side, Britannia is shown holding her trident and grasping a thunderbolt with the legend 'Nile, 1 Aug, 1798. Copenhagen, 28th Apr. 1801. Trafalgar, 21 Oct. 1805.

This medal is the sixth in James Mudie's series of forty 'National Medals' 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. 6), bronze. Obv., profile head of 'Adm. Visc. Nelson, K.B.D of Bronte.' Rev., Britannia holding her trident and grasping a thunderbolt, with legend 'Nile, 1 Aug. 1798. Copenhagen, 28 Apr. 1801. Trafalgar, 21 Oct. 1805.' Signed 'Mudie d'., 'Webb f'., 'Droz del.'

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Mudie, James (designed by)
Webb, Thomas (maker)
Droz, Jean-Pierre, born 1746 - died 1823 (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, Nelson, Britannia

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

Categories

Coins & Medals; A Year of Objects: October, Trafalgar Day

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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