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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt electrotype copy

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming

  • Museum number:

    1612-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a gilt electrotype medal made in the 19th century, in England. This medal was copied from the 18th century original. The obverse of this medal represents Hercules placing a wreath on the head of a young warrior, and the words "Order of Merit, estab. MDCCLXXXV." The reverse shows inscriptions "XXII, or Cheshire Regiment," "Reward for military virtue. From Lt-Col. Crosbie" within a wreath. This medal has a swivel and ribbon.

Physical description

Obv., Hercules placing a wreath on the head of a young warrior, and the words. Rev., inscriptions within a wreath. Swivel and ribbon.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt electrotype copy

Marks and inscriptions

"Order of Merit, estab. MDCCLXXXV."
obv.

"XXII, or Cheshire Regiment," "Reward for military virtue. From Lt-Col. Crosbie."
rev.

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.50 in

Object history note

Given by the late Jas.W.Fleming, F.R.C.S.E., Surgeon- Major 4th R.I.D Guards.

Descriptive line

Medal, Order of Merit, 22nd Cheshire Regt., 19th century electrotype copy.

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. 135.

Materials

Gilt

Techniques

Electrotype

Subjects depicted

Wreath; Warrior

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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