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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt electrotype copy

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Gilt electrotype copy

Marks and inscriptions

"Order of Merit, estab. MDCCLXXXV."

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


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.





Subjects depicted

Warrior; Wreath


Coins & Medals


Sculpture Collection

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