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Medal - Medal

Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mudie, James (designed by)
    Depaulis, Alexis, Joseph, born 1792 - died 1867 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming

  • Museum number:

    2012-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal depicts Britannia seated, supporting tablets representing the laws given to the Ionian Islands with a statue of Neptune behind her and the date MDCCCXVII (1817). In the exergue the inscription reads 'England gives a Constitution to -' On the reverse side, there are seven females, representing the seven Islands, dancing round the British flag and the inscription 'the Ionienne Islands.'

This medal is the last 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, bronze, No. 40) Obv., Britannia seated, supporting tablets representing the laws given to the Ionian Islands; behind her is a statue of Neptune. Date MDCCCXVII. In the exergue 'England gives a Constitution to ' Rev., seven females, representing the seven Islands, dancing around the British flag. In the exergue 'the Ionienne Islands.'

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Mudie, James (designed by)
Depaulis, Alexis, Joseph, born 1792 - died 1867 (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, Neptune, Ionian islands

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.191

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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