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Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1809 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mudie, James (designed by)
    Mills, George (maker)
    Lafitte, Louis, born 1770 - died 1828 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    1988-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal depicts 'Arthur Duke of Wellington in profile'. On the reverse side Victory is represented standing between the British Lion which holds a sprig of laurel and the French eagle, which snatches at a wreath. The inscription in the exergue reads 'Battle of Talavera, 1809.'

This medal is the sixteenth 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. 16) bronze. Obv., profile bust of 'Arthur Duke of Wellington'. Rev., Victory standing between the British lion, which holds a sprig of laurel in its mouth and the French eagle, which snatches at a wreath. In the exergue 'Battle of Talavera, 1809'. Signed 'Mudie d.,' 'Mills f., ' 'Lafitte.'

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1809 (made)

Artist/maker

Mudie, James (designed by)
Mills, George (maker)
Lafitte, Louis, born 1770 - died 1828 (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, Duke of Wellington, Battle of Talavera 1809

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.188

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Eagle; Lion; Wreath

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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