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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze, struck

  • Museum number:

    1429&A-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal commemorates the visit of Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia, to London in 1855. The visit was a product of Sardinian support for England against Russia and the involvment of Sardinian troops in the Crimea.

Physical description

Medal, bronze, struck from a die, commemorating the visit of the King of Sardinia to the City of London, 4th December 1855. Obv: VICTORIUS EMMANUEL II REX SARDINIAE IN LONDINIUM A PRAESIDE CIVIBUSQUE RECEPTUS. Bust to left. Rev.; LIBERI LIBERIS GRATULANTUR SOCIIS DEC. 4 1855. A group of female figures representing London and Britannia greeting Sardinia. In the exergue, the arms of the City of London with motto DOMINE DIRIGE NOS.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1855 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Bronze, struck

Marks and inscriptions

Obv: VICTORIUS EMMANUEL II REX SARDINIAE IN LONDINIUM A PRAESIDE CIVIBUSQUE RECEPTUS.

Rev.; LIBERI LIBERIS GRATULANTUR SOCIIS DEC. 4 1855.

Dimensions

Diameter: 3 in

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Medal, commemorating the visit of the King of Sardinia to London in 1855.

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.228-9
Brown, Laurence. British Historical Medals 1837-1901: The Reign of Queen Victoria. London. 1987.

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Struck

Categories

Coins & Medals; Religion

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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