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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, Leonard Charles, born 1826 - died 1891 (medallist)
    Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Committee of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1862

  • Museum number:

    7931-1862

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This modern English medal was made by Leonard Charles Wyon and his father William Wyon and constitutes the presentation medal of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

L.C. Wyon (1826-1891) was the eldest son of William Wyon (1795-1851). Educated in art by his father, he became a skilled engraver. When 16 he already had made several medals, and when 24 he succeeded his father with the title of Modeller and Engraver (1851). He made a great contribution to coinage, which he was particularly trained for by his father.

Physical description

This medal depicts on the obverse the bust of the Queen and on the reverse a lifeboat, with inscriptions.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1860 (made)

Artist/maker

Wyon, Leonard Charles, born 1826 - died 1891 (medallist)
Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.50 cm

Object history note

Given by the Committee of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1862.

Descriptive line

Medal, silver, presentation medal of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, by L.C. Wyon and W. Wyon, English, 1860

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

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1862. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 12

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

Lifeboat; Bust

Categories

Coins & Medals; Royalty; Portraits

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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