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Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mudie, James (designed by)
    Brenet, Nicolas Guy Antoine, born 1773 - died 1846 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming

  • Museum number:

    1993-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal depicts the British troops following the retreating enemy at Salamanca and Bellona driving the French away. In the exergue, the inscription reads 'July XXII, MDCCCXII' [July 22 1812] On the reverse, the Duke of Wellington is shown entering Madrid and receiving garlands while the inscription in the exergue states 'The British army enters Madrid, Aug. XII, MDCCCXII [Aug. 12 1812]'.

This medal is the twenty-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 series, No. 21) bronze. Obv., the British troops following the retreating enemy at Salamanca: bellona driving the French away. In the exergue, 'July XXII, MDCCCXII.' Rev., the Duke of Wellington entering Madrid and receiving garlands. In the exergue, 'The British army enters Madrid, Aug. XII, MDCCCXII.' (1812)

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Mudie, James (designed by)
Brenet, Nicolas Guy Antoine, born 1773 - died 1846 (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, Madrid, Salamanca

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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