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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:

    1662-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a silvered electrotype medal made in the 19th century, in England. The obverse of this medal represents the bust of Major General Richard Browne, and motto "Non vir sed virtus." The reverse shows his armorial shield and the legend "For King and Parliament, 1644." This medal was copied from the original given by the General to his troops.

Physical description

Obv., bust of Major General Richard Browne, and motto. Rev., his armorial shield, and the legend.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silvered electrotype copy

Marks and inscriptions

"Non vir sed virtus."
obv.

"For King and Parliament, 1644."
rev.

Dimensions

Length: 1.375 in, Width: 1.125 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

On 21 June, the King marched on Buckingham with the Oxford army. The Parliamentarian Committee for Both Kingdoms feared that he intended to strike at East Anglia, undefended while the Eastern Association army was at the siege of York. The Earl of Essex was beyond the Committee's control, so frantic orders were sent to Sir William Waller to intercept the King's army. Major-General Richard Browne, Governor of Abingdon, was sent with a brigade of 4,500 from London to support Waller.

Descriptive line

Medal, given to his troops by Major General Richard Browne, dated 1644, 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. 141.

Production Note

A copy from the 17th century English original.

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Electrotype

Subjects depicted

Shield

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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