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Jernegan's Lottery Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1736 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tanner, John Sigismund (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Museum number:

    196-1907

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This lottery medal was made in 1736 and commemorates Caroline Brandenburg of Ansbach (1683-1737), who was born in Ansbach, Germany, and became the Queen Consort of George II of Great Britain in 1727. She was a great patron of the arts, surrounding herself with artists, writers and intellectuals, and commissioning work and collecting jewellery, such as cameos and intaglios.

John Sigismund Tanner was medallist and engraver to the London Mint for nearly forty years. He was a native of Saxe-Gotha and came to England in 1728. He died in London in 1775.

Physical description

Medal depicts on the obverse: Minerva with spear and palm branch standing between a pile of arms and emblems of the arts and sciences.
BOTH HANDS FILL'D FOR BRITAIN; in the exergue, GEORGE REIGNING.
Reverse: Queen Caroline watering a grove of young palm trees.
GROWING ARTS ADORN EMPIRE; in the exergue, CAROLINE PROTECTING. 1736.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1736 (made)

Artist/maker

Tanner, John Sigismund (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Marks and inscriptions

'BOTH HANDS FILL'D FOR BRITAIN'
obverse

GEORGE REIGNING
obverse, in the exergue

GROWING ARTS ADORN EMPIRE
reverse

CAROLINE PROTECTING. 1736.
reverse, in the exergue

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.9 cm

Object history note

Given by Mrs. Glinn.

Descriptive line

Medal, Jernegan's Lottery, by John Sigismund Tanner, England, 1736

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

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 1907, 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. 33

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

Palm; Palm tree; Emblems; Spear; Palm branch

Categories

Coins & Medals; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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