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Medal - Death of George III

Death of George III

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kempson and Son (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.155-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal depicting the bust to left of King George III, was issued to commemorate his death on Jan 29th, 1820, aged 81 years.
According to Brown, it is made by T.Wyon or T. Willets and Messrs Kempson & Son, in England in 1820.
George III (George William Frederick) (1738- 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of these two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death.

Physical description

Obverse: A uniformed bust of George III facing left, his hair in a queue. Inscribed.
Reverse: a crowned figure in a fiery chariot drawn by tow horses rides through clouds, while a group of figures gesticulates below. Inscribed.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1820 (made)

Artist/maker

Kempson and Son (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'GEROGE III ASCENDED THE BRITISH THRONE OCT.25.1760' [in exergue] 'K&S'
obverse

'ENTER THOU INTO THE JOY OF THY LORD' [in exergue] 'DIED JAN.29 1820/AGED 81 YEARS'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.01 cm

Object history note

Given by Professor J. Hull Grundy and Mrs. Ann Hull Grundy, in 1978.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Death of George III, by T.Wyon or T. Willets and Messrs Kempson & Son, English, 1820

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

Brown, Lawrence. British Historical Medals 1760-1960, Vol I, The Accession of George III to the Death of William IV, London, 1980, cat. no. 1002

Production Note

Brown ascribes medal design to T.Wyon or T. Willets and Messrs Kempson & Son.

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Chariot; Horses

Categories

Coins & Medals; Death; Portraits; Royalty; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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