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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1851 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver medal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming

  • Museum number:

    1426-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a silver medal made in the 19th century, in England, and signed "W. Wyon, R. A." The obverse of this medal represents the profile head of the Queen Victoria and the reverse shows a winged Victory, seated by a trophy and a palm tree. This medal has a swivel and ribbon, with bar for "Nepaul."

Physical description

Silver medal, obv., profile head of the Queen Victoria; rev., a winged Victory, seated by a trophy and a palm tree. Swivel and ribbon, with bar for "Nepaul."

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1851 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Silver medal

Marks and inscriptions

"Victoria Regina"
obv.

"To the Army of India, 1799-1826"
rev.

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.438 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 numerous campaigns of the forces of the British East India Company were not officially recognised with a medal until 1851. The Army of India Medal covered battles from 1799 to 1826. By the time the medal was issued many of those involved were no longer living. Although the medal bears the bust of Queen Victoria, who ordered the medal, she was not on the throne for the actions for which it was awarded.

Descriptive line

Silver medal, Army of India Medal, with bar awarded for "Nepaul", English, ca. 1851

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. 110.

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

Palm tree; Trophy

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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