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Medal - Medal

Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1707 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Croker, John, born 1670 - died 1741 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, struck

  • Museum number:

    1893-1902

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This silver medal was struck in commemoration of the Union of England and Scotland on 1st May 1707.

Physical description

Medal, silver, struck in commemoration of the Union of England and Scotland, 1st May, 1707. Obv. Queen Anne. Rev. The British shield supported upon a pedestal flanked by the lion and unicorn with shields bearing a rose and thistle united and the Union Jack respectively. The obverse shows the Bust of the Queen to the left, crowned, hair entwined with pearls, lovelock on right shoulder, in embroidered gown with straps on the shoulder, collar, George and Star of the Garter; a bow of pearls with a brooch on the left shoulder fastens a mantle which passes behind. Rev.: MAH. I. MDCCVII. The pedestal bears the double cypher A R in monogram; in the exerguue are two sceptres crossed in saltire and the collar and George of the Garter.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1707 (made)

Artist/maker

Croker, John, born 1670 - died 1741 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, struck

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.8125 in

Object history note

Bequeathed by Miss M.E. Waldo-Sibthorp.

Descriptive line

Medal, silver, struck to commemorate the Union of England and Scotland, by John Croker, England, 1707

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

List of Works of Art acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum during the Year 1902 arranged according to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1906. pp.390

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Struck

Subjects depicted

Rose; British Shield; Thistle

Categories

Coins & Medals; Royalty; Scotland

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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