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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late Jas. W. Fleming

  • Museum number:

    1833-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a bronze medal made in the end of the 18th century England. The obverse of this medal represents a seated female presenting an olive branch to a nude child, and the words "Ducit amor patriæ. Instituted June 10, 1797" The reverse shows an altar, crowned, and with flags behind it, inscribed "Struck to commemorate the presentation of colours to the Birmingham Loyal Associations, June 4, 1798", "Jorden fecit et dedicavit."

Physical description

Obv., a seated female presenting an olive ranch to a nude child. Rev., an altar, crowned, and an inscription with flags behind it.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

late 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

"Ducit amor patriæ. Instituted June 10, 1797"
obv.

"Struck to commemorate the presentation of colours to the Birmingham Loyal Associations, June 4, 1798", "Jorden fecit et dedicavit."
rev.

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.625 in

Historical context note

One of a number of medals and awards struck in recognition of the contribution made by the many local militias raised during the French Revolutionary Wars.

Descriptive line

Medal, struck to commemorate the presentation of colours to the Birmingham Loyal Associations, June 4, 1798.

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. 166.

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Flag; Altar; Female; Child; Olive branch

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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