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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1832 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, Benjamin, born 1802 - died 1858 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Museum number:

    1422-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This silver medal commemorates the passing of the Reform Act of 1832. On the obverse there is a female figure receiving the REFORM Act from the hand of Britannia to place with MAGNA CHARTA and the BILL OF RIGHTS. Behind, a tablet bearing the names GREY, BROUGHAM, ALTHORP, RUSSELL, surmounted by a medallion with a portrait of WILLIAM THE FORTH. In the exergue 2nd & 3rd WILLIAM IV. On the reverse the inscription reads, REFORM IN THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMONS HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT 1832, and there is a wreath of rose, thistle and shamrock, with a crown above and the shield of arms of the City of London below.

Physical description

Medal, silver, struck from a die, commemorating the passing of the Reform Act of 1832. Obv.: A female figure receiving the REFORM Act from the hand of Britannia to place with MAGNA CHARTA and the BILL OF RIGHTS. Behind, a tablet bearing the names GREY BROUGHAM ALTHORP RUSSELL, surmounted by a medallion with a portrait of WILLIAM THE FORTH. In the exergue 2nd & 3rd WILLIAM IV. Rev: REFORM IN THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMONS HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT 1832. A wreath of rose, thistle and shamrock, with a crown above and the shield of arms of the City of London below. Signed B.WYON SC.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1832 (made)

Artist/maker

Wyon, Benjamin, born 1802 - died 1858 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Dimensions

Diameter: 2 in

Object history note

Given by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence, Bart., M.P

Descriptive line

Medal, silver, commemorating the Reform Act of 1832.

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1900. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1903. pp.227
Brown, Laurence. British Historical Medals 1837-1901: Vol. I. The Accession of George III to the Death of William IV. London. 1980.

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

Shamrock; Roses (flowers); Thistles (plants); Wreaths (costume accessories)

Categories

Coins & Medals

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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