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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:

    1543-1877

  • 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. The reverse shows branchies of oak, a crown, and an anchor, and the words "For long service and good conduct." This medal has a swivel and ribbon.

Physical description

Obv., profile head of Queen Victoria, rev., oak branches, a crown, an anchor and the words. Swivel and ribbon.

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."
obv.

"For long service and good conduct."
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 Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was originally instituted in 1831. The original design had the obverse with an anchor surmounted by a crown and enclosed in an oak wreath. with the recipient's details on the Reverse. The 1848 design for the medal, had the sovereign's profile on the obverse. The reverse had a man-of-war surrounded by a rope and the text "For Long Service and Good Conduct" round the side's circumference.
The medal was intended to recognise periods of 21 years excellent service, but this period was reduced to 10 years in 1874, and then increased to 15 years.

Descriptive line

Silver medal, Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, 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. 125.

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

Anchor; Oak branches; Crown

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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