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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1792 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bennett (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Museum number:

    A.25-1912

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a silver medal made by Bennett, signed and dated 1792. The obverse shows the bust of the Prince of Wales, while the reverse depicts the story of King Alfred and St. Cuthbert.

In the story, King Alfred shared his bread with a pilgrim, who was revealed to be St. Cuthbert. The nigh following, a figure in a Bishop's habit appeared to the King and charged him to love God, keep justice and be merciful to poor men and reverence priests.

Physical description

Obv., draped bust of George IV. as the Prince of Wales. Rev., standing figure of King Alfred giving bread to a pilgrim St. Cuthbert.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1792 (made)

Artist/maker

Bennett (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Marks and inscriptions

"GEORGIVS PRIN GALL"
obv.

"CORONAM MUNIFICENTA SUPERAT"
rev.

"MDCCXCII"
rev., exergue

Descriptive line

Medal, George IV./King Alfred and St. Cuthbert, made by Bennett, signed and dated 1792.

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

Brown, Laurence. A Catalogue of British Historical Medals 1837-1901. London, 1980. Volume I. The Accession of George III. to the Death of William IV. no. 361.

Materials

Silver

Categories

Medallions

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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