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Medal - Death of George IV

Death of George IV

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silvered pewter

  • Museum number:

    670-1906

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal commemorates the death of George IV, on June 26th, 1830.

The medal shows on one side the head of the King, on the other side Britannia mourning at the foot of an urn, with her shield and helmet.

Britannia was the Latin name used by the Romans to describe the island of Great Britain and was personified as a goddess.

Physical description

Medal depicts on the obverse the bust of the King, to left laureate. GEORGIUS IIII D : G : REX.
On the reverse: IN MEMORY OF GEORGE THE FOURTH. Britannia mourning at the foot of an urn; on the left her shield and helmet; in the background, a cypress and a weeping willow; below, BORN. AUGUST. 12. 1762. DIED. JUNE 1830 AGED. 68.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silvered pewter

Marks and inscriptions

'GEORGIUS IIII D : G : REX.'
obverse

'IN MEMORY OF GEORGE THE FOURTH.'
reverse

'BORN. AUGUST. 12. 1762. DIED. JUNE 1830 AGED. 68'
On the reverse, below.

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.1 cm

Object history note

Medal commemorates the death of George IV, June 26, 1830.
Given by Mrs Glinn.

Descriptive line

Medal, silvered pewter, commemorating the death of George IV, England, signed W.T.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Brown, Lawrence. British Historical Medals 1760 - 1960, Vol I - The Accession of George III to the Death of William IV. London, 1980, cat. no. 1390
List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Years 1905 - 1908. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, During the Year 1906, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition with Appendix and Indices. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, 1909, p. 123

Production Note

signed W.T.

Materials

Pewter; Silver

Techniques

Silvering

Subjects depicted

Urn; Shield; Willow; Bust; Helmet; Cypress

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Royalty; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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