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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silvered electrotype copy

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming

  • Museum number:

    1619-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a silvered electrotype medal made in the 19th century, in England. This The obverse of this medal represents the profile head of the Duke of Wellington. The reverse shows the inscription "Presented by Lieut.-Colonel Airey, and the officers of the 34th Regt to Barrack-Serjeant Moses Simpson, late Sergt-Major of the 2nd. Battn 34th Regt, in commemoration of his gallant conduct as Sergeant of Grenadiers at the action of Arroyo di Mulinos in Spain, on the 28th October 1811, when he took from the Drum-Major of the French 34th Regt of the Line the Regimental Staff, which has ever since been carried at the head of the British 34th Regt. June 1843." This medal has a swivel and ribbon.

Physical description

Obv., profile head of the Duke of Wellington. Rev., an inscription. Swivel and ribbon.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silvered electrotype copy

Marks and inscriptions

"Presented by Lieut.-Colonel Airey, and the officers of the 34th Regt to Barrack-Serjeant Moses Simpson, late Sergt-Major of the 2nd. Battn 34th Regt, in commemoration of his gallant conduct as Sergeant of Grenadiers at the action of Arroyo di Mulinos in Spain, on the 28th October 1811, when he took from the Drum-Major of the French 34th Regt of the Line the Regimental Staff, which has ever since been carried at the head of the British 34th Regt. June 1843."
rev.

"Benjn Wyon"
signed

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.125 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

Presented by Lieut.-Colonel Airey, and the officers of the 34th Regt to Barrack-Serjeant Moses Simpson, late Sergt-Major of the 2nd. Battn 34th Regt, in commemoration of his gallant conduct as Sergeant of Grenadiers at the action of Arroyo di Mulinos in Spain, on the 28th October 1811, when he took from the Drum-Major of the French 34th Regt of the Line the Regimental Staff, which has ever since been carried at the head of the British 34th Regt. June 1843.

Descriptive line

Medal, awarded to Sergt-Major Moses Simpson 2nd. Battn 34th Regt, for gallantry at Arroyo di Mulinos in Spain, on the 28th October 1811, 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. 136.

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Electrotype

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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