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Medal - Medal


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1805 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Webb, Thomas (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    The Jodrell Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal depicts the celebrated British Admiral, Lord Nelson. On the reverse side there is a winged figure of Fame with thunderbolts in her hand. It was struck to commemorate his death during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Physical description

Medal, bronze. Bust portrait of Lord Nelson with the inscription 'Hor. Vicecom. Nelson. ob. patriam. pugnando. mort. Oct. XXI. MDCCCV; rev., the winged figure of Fame with thunderbolts in her hand and the legend 'Ipse belli fulmen'. Signed 'W'. In a black wood frame.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1805 (made)


Webb, Thomas (maker)

Materials and Techniques



Diameter: 2.125 in

Object history note

Jodrell collection.

Descriptive line

Medal, portrait of Lord Nelson, Thomas Webb. 1805.

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1890. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1891. pp. 62




A Year of Objects: October, Trafalgar Day


Sculpture Collection

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