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Medal - Medal

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:

    1998-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal depicts the head of Britannia wearing a laureated helmet. On the reverse side the Duke os Wellington is shown holding the flag of the Bourbons in one hand and a wreath and palm branch in the other. By his side, there are military trophies of the French empire. The inscription reads 'Battle of Toulouse' 'X April MDCCCIV' [10 April 1809].

This medal is the twenty-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. 26) bronze. Obv., head of Britannia wearing a laureated helmet. Rev., the Duke of Wellington holding the flag of the Bourbons in one hand, and a wreath and palm branch in the other. By his side military trophies of the French empire. legend, 'Battle of Toulouse.' In the exergue, 'X April MDCCCIV (10th April 1814). Signed 'Mudie d.,' 'Brenet f.'

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, Britannia, Duke of Wellington

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.189

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Wreath; Palm leaf; Flag

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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