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Medal - Medal

Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mudie, James (designed by)
    Mills, George (maker)
    Gayrard, Raymond, born 1858 (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:

    1992-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal depicts Lieutenant- General Lord Hill in profile. On the reverse side Minerva and Victory are shown flying over the destroyed bridge at Almaraz and the inscription in the exergue reads 'Almaraz. May XIX, MDCCCXII [May 19 1812].'

This medal is the twentieth 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. 20) bronze. Obv., profile head of 'Lieutenant General Lord Hill'. Rev., Minerva and Victory flying over the destroyed bridge at Almaraz. In the exergue, 'Almaraz. May XIX, MDCCCXII.' Signed 'Mudie d.,' 'Mills f.,' 'Gayrard f.'

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Mudie, James (designed by)
Mills, George (maker)
Gayrard, Raymond, born 1858 (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, Lieutenant General Lord Hill

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

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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