Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Medal - Wirral and Birkenhead Agricultural Society Medal

Wirral and Birkenhead Agricultural Society Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    silver

  • Museum number:

    A.27-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This award medal was issued by the Wirral and Birkenhead Agricultural Society, in Britain in ca. 1890. It depicts a series roundels with heads of animals within. The inscription on the reverse reveals that it was awarded to a certain Mr. T.H. Stretch, from Ormskirk Leofric.

Physical description

Obverse: in the centre is a roundel, which is inscribed. This is surrounded by 5 further roundels containing respectively: the head of a sheep; head of a cow; head of a horse; head of a pig; and a crowing cock with a second nondescript bird. Between these roundels are set: a plough with other implements; ears of wheat held in a sickle; potatoes and turnips; hops and barley; sprays of corn.
Reverse: A wreath of husks encloses an engraved inscription.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

silver

Marks and inscriptions

'WIRRAL / & / BIRKENHEAD / AGRICULTURAL / SOCIETY'
obverse

'Birkenhead Show. / 1890. / Awarded to / Mr. T.H. Stretch's / "Ormskirk Leofric"
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.73 cm

Object history note

Given by Professor J. Hull Grundy and Mrs. Ann Hull Grundy, in 1980.

Descriptive line

Medal, silver, Wirral and Birkenhead Agricultural Society Award Medal, Britain, ca. 1890

Subjects depicted

Horse; Cock; Cow; Pig; Bird; Sheep

Categories

Coins & Medals; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.