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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1848 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a silver medal made by W. Wyon in England, and dated 1848. The obverse of this medal represents the profile head of Queen Victoria and the date 1848. The reverse shows the Queen placing a wreath on the head of the Duke of Wellington and the words "To the British Army, 1793-1814." This medal is with a swivel and ribbon, with bar for "Sahagun and Benevente."

Physical description

Obv., profile head of Queen Victoria. Rev., the Queen placing a wreath on the head of the Duke of Wellington. Swivel and ribbon, with bar for "Sahagun and Benevente."

Place of Origin

England (made)


1848 (made)


Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

"Victoria Regina"

"To the British Army, 1793-1814."


Diameter: 1.44 in

Object history note

Given by the late Jas.W.Fleming, F.R.C.S.E., Surgeon- Major 4th R.I.D Guards.

Historical context note

The Military General Service Medal (MGSM) was a campaign medal approved in 1847, for issue to officers and men of the British Army as a retrospective award for various military actions from 1793–1814. Each battle or action covered by the medal was represented by a clasp on the ribbon; twenty-nine were sanctioned, the maximum awarded to one man was fifteen. The medal was never issued without a clasp.

Descriptive line

Medal, Military General Service Medal, with bars awarded for "Sahagun and Benevente", English, 1848

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington, Acquired During the Year 1877, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition. London : Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O. p. 108.




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