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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (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:

    1486-1877

  • 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 Queen Victoria, and the reverse shows Britania riding on a seahorse. This medal has a swivel and ribbon, with bar for "Trafalgar," "Anson 23 Augt 1806," "Curacoa."

Physical description

Silver medal, obv., profile head of Queen Victoria; rev., Britannia riding on a seahorse. Swivel and ribbon, with bars for "Trafalgar," "Anson 23 Augt. 1806," "Curacoa."

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Silver medal

Marks and inscriptions

"Victoria Regina, 1848."
obv.

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 Naval General Service medal was a retrospective award, only considered for issue to those veterans still alive to claim their medal 33 years after Waterloo. For nearly four years from 1847 to 1851 an Admiralty Board of Flag Officers, known as the Medal Committee, together with a team of naval clerks laboured to validate large numbers of survivors' applications that came in answer to the London Gazette advertisements for the medal, which collectively offered no less than 231 different medal clasps. Up to the closing date on 1 May 1851, some 21,000 claims were approved.

Descriptive line

Silver medal,Naval General Service Medal, with bar awarded for "Trafalgar", "Anson 23 Augt. 1806," and "Curacoa", English, mid 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. 118.

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

Sea-horses

Categories

Coins & Medals; A Year of Objects: October, Trafalgar Day

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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