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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1801 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    1858-1877

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a bronze medal made in England around 1801, and signed "P. K." This medal commemorates the union of the Kingdoms. The obverse of this medal represents the figure of Time, who, dropping one hour-glass is receiving another from a hand emerging from clouds. The reverse shows a rose, a thistle, and a shamrock, and the words "May this and every future age witness the prosperity of the United Kingdoms. January 1, 1801."

Physical description

Obv., a figure of Time dropping one hour-glass is receiving another from a hand emerging from clouds. Rev., a rose, a thistle, and a shamrock.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1801 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

"May this and every future age witness the prosperity of the United Kingdoms. January 1, 1801."
rev.

"P. K."
signed

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.5 in

Historical context note

The medal commemorates the Union of 1801 which created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Descriptive line

Medal, commemorating the Acts of Union, English, ca. 1801.

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. 170.

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Shamrock; Thistles (plants); Roses (flowers); Hour-glass

Categories

Medallions

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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