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Medal - Medal

Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mudie, James (designed by)
    Webb, Thomas (maker)
    Mills, George (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:

    1991-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal depicts Lieutenant-General, Sir T. Picton. On the reverse side General Picton is shown planting the British colours on the rampart of Badajos while the inscription in the exergue states 'Badajoz Aprl. VI, MDCCCXII [1812].'

This medal is the first 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. 19) bronze. Obv., three-quarter bust of 'Lieut-Gen. Sir T. Picto, K.B.' Rev., General Picton planting the British colours on the rampart of Badajos. In the exergue, 'Badajoz Aprl. VI, MDCCCXII'. Signed 'Mudie d.,' 'Webb', 'Mills f.'

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Mudie, James (designed by)
Webb, Thomas (maker)
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, Badajos

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

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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