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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, W. (medalist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Credit Line:

    Given by W. Fleming, F.R.C.S.E.

  • Museum number:

    1739-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a silver medal made in the 19th century, in England, and signed "W. Wyon." The obverse of this medal represents a profile head of King George IV and the inscription "Royal National Institution for the preservation of life from Shipwreack, George the Fourth, Patron, 1824." The reverse shows a boat's crew rescuing a drowning man, and the words "Let not the deep swallow me up."

Physical description

Obv., profile head of King George IV. and an inscription. Rev., a boat's crew rescuing a drowning man, and the words.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Wyon, W. (medalist)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Marks and inscriptions

"Royal National Institution for the preservation of life from Shipwreack, George the Fourth, Patron, 1824"
obv.

"Let not the deep swallow me up."
rev.

"W. Wyon"
signed

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.375 in

Descriptive line

Medal, Royal National Institution for the preservation of life from Shipwreck, 1824, English, early 19th century.

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. 152.

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

Boat's crew; Man

Categories

Medallions

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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