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Medal

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silvered electrotype copy

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming

  • Museum number:

    1665-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a silvered electrotype medal made in the 19th century. This medal was copied from the 18th century English original given by the Government of the island for services against the Caribs. The obverse of this medal represents the profile head in relief of King George III., "Georgius III. M. B. Rex." The reverse shows Britannia giving an olive branch to a suppliant, and the legend "Peace and Prosperity to St. Vincents. MDCCLXXIII."

Physical description

Obv., profile head in relief of King George III. Rev., Britannia giving an olive branch to a suppliant, and the legend.

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silvered electrotype copy

Marks and inscriptions

"Georgius III. M. B. Rex."
obv.

"Peace and Prosperity to St. Vincents. MDCCLXXIII."
rev.

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

Saint Vincent is a volcanic island in the Caribbean, the largest island of the chain called Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, between Saint Lucia and Grenada. The territory was disputed between France and the Britain in the 18th century, before being ceded to the British in 1783.

Descriptive line

Medal, commemorating the ceding of the Island of St. Vincent in 1783, 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. 142.

Production Note

copied from the 18th century English original

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Electrotype

Subjects depicted

Olive branch; Suppliant

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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