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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1697 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Croker, John, born 1670 - died 1741 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    1848-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a bronze medal made by John Croker in England, around 1697. This medal symbolises the state of England after the Peace of Ryswick. The obverse of this medal represents a profile bust of King William III. The reverse shows a seated figure of Britannia.

John Croker was a native of Dresden as a jeweller, but at early age practised die-engraving. He came to England in 1691, and in 1697 was appointed Assistant-Engraver to the Mint, and Chief Engraver in 1705.

Physical description

Obv., profile bust of King William III. Rev., a seated figure of Britannia.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1697 (made)

Artist/maker

Croker, John, born 1670 - died 1741 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

"Gvlielmvs III. Dei Gratia Mag. Br. Fra. et Hib. Rex."
obv.

"Restitvtori," "Britannia MDCXCVII."
rev.

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.75 in

Descriptive line

Medal, depicting King William III and Britannia. English, ca. 1697

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. 168.
Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland. London, 1909. Plate CX. no. 5.

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Medallions

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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