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Medal peace & dove/ins re peace celebs bethnal grn - Peace celebrations, Borough of Bethnal Green.
  • Peace celebrations, Borough of Bethnal Green.
    Preston, Edward Carter, born 1894 - died 1965
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Peace celebrations, Borough of Bethnal Green.

  • Object:

    Medal peace & dove/ins re peace celebs bethnal grn

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1919 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Preston, Edward Carter, born 1894 - died 1965 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brass

  • Museum number:

    MISC.42-1966

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medallet or token is one of a number of civic productions which imposed their own reverses on Carter Preston's design for the reverse of the Peace Treaty medal which was manufactured by Messrs J.R.Gaunt & Son in 1919. These tokens were produced in huge numbers and issued to school children for the Victory celebrations on July 1919.

Physical description

Medal, brass. Obverse side, Britannia, her helmet at her feet, stands holding an olive branch and a dove. In the field to the right there is a trident flanked by two dolphins. Legend: BRITAIN, FRANCE, ITALY, AMERICA, BELGIUM. Signed: E.CR.P and below the exergue J.R.G. On the reverse side, in the central oval a man and a woman stand by an overhanging tree at a fence by the edge of a field, looking into the distance. At their feet a dog. Legend: PEACE CELEBRATIONS THE BOROUGH OF BETHNAL GREEN/ 1919/ W.J LEWIS, MAYOR. Hole for suspension.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1919 (made)

Artist/maker

Preston, Edward Carter, born 1894 - died 1965 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Brass

Marks and inscriptions

BRITAIN. FRANCE. ITALY. AMERICA. BELGIUM

PEACE CELEBRATIONS. THE BOROUGH OF BETHNAL GREEN/1919/W.J.LEWIS, MAYOR.

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 cm

Descriptive line

Medal, Brass, English, 20th cent, 1919.

Materials

Brass

Subjects depicted

Dove; Dolphin; Fence; Dog; Olive branch; Woman; Tree; Trident; Man

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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