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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Adams, George Gammon, born 1821 - died 1898 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze, struck

  • Museum number:

    1439&A-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal commemorates the visit of King George I of the Hellenes to England in 1880. The visit to England culminated in a visit to the City of London during which he was entertained at the Guildhall.

Physical description

Medal, bronze, struck from a die, commemorating the visit of the King of the Hellenes to the City of London, 16th June 1880. Obv.: GEORGE 1ST KING OF THE HELLENES. Head to the left. Rev.: JUNE 16. 1880. A group of figures representing Minerva, London and Britannia. In the background, St Paul's Cathedral and the Parthenon.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Adams, George Gammon, born 1821 - died 1898 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze, struck

Marks and inscriptions

Obv.: GEORGE 1ST KING OF THE HELLENES.

Rev.: JUNE 16. 1880.

Dimensions

Diameter: 3 in

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Medal, commemorates the visit of King George I of the Hellenes to England in 1880.

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.231
Brown, Laurence. British Historical Medals 1837-1901: The Reign of Queen Victoria. London. 1987.

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Struck

Categories

Coins & Medals; Royalty

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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