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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (artist)
    Wyon, Leonard Charles, born 1826 - died 1891 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver medal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming

  • Museum number:

    1454-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a silver medal made in the 19th century, in England, and signed "W. Wyon, R. A." and "L. C. Wyon." The obverse of this medal represents the profile head of Queen Victoria. The reverse shows Britannia and the British Lion with a inscription. This medal has a swivel and ribbon, with bar for "Defence of Lucknow."

Physical description

Silver medal, obv., profile head of Queen Victoria; rev., Britannia and the British Lion with a inscription. Swivel and ribbon, with bar for "Defence of Lucknow."

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (artist)
Wyon, Leonard Charles, born 1826 - died 1891 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Silver medal

Marks and inscriptions

"Victoria Regina"
obv.

"India, 1857-1858"
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 Indian Mutiny Medal was a campaign medal approved in 1858 for issue to officers and men of British and Indian units who served in operations in suppression of the Indian Mutiny. It was initially awarded to those troops who had been engaged in action against the mutineers but in 1868 was extended to all those who had borne arms or who had been caught up in the fighting. Some 290,000 medals were awarded.

Descriptive line

Silver medal, The Mutiny Medal with bar awarded for "Defence of Lucknow", English 19th century

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. 114.

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

The British Lion

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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