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Medal - The Eglinton Tournament Medal
  • The Eglinton Tournament Medal
    Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851
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The Eglinton Tournament Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England, Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1839 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (possibly, made and decorated by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver cast

  • Museum number:

    A.128-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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The front of the medal shows the date 1839 and depicts two knights on horseback to commemorate the medieval style tournament and feast held at Eglinton by Archibald Montgomery, 13th Earl of Eglinton, in 1839.
The medal is probabaly made by William Wyon (1795-1851) in England. Wyon is the name of a talented family of Designers, Die-engravers and medallists whose period of activity extended from before the middle of the 18th century to almost the end of the 19th century.

Physical description

Obverse: Two knights on horseback are shown tilting. Inscription. The reverse is plain.

Place of Origin

England, Great Britain (made)

Date

1839 (made)

Artist/maker

Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (possibly, made and decorated by)

Materials and Techniques

Silver cast

Marks and inscriptions

'EGLINTON TOURNAMENT'
[In the exerque] 'SEPTEMBER / 1839'

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.3 mm

Object history note

Given by Professor J Hull Grundy MBE, and Mrs Anne Hull Grundy, 1978.

Historical context note

Made to commemorate the medieval style tournament and feast held at Eglinton by Archibald Montgomerie 13the Earl of Eglinton in 1839. A contemporary description of this event is given in the Gentleman's Magazine, 1839, vol. II, pp. 414ff.

Descriptive line

Medal, silver, The Eglinton Tournament, probably by William Wyon, English, dated 1839

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

Forrer, Bibliographical Dictionnare of Medallists, vol. VI, p. 682.
for a related version. Attributes this piece to Wyon.

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

Knights; Horseback

Categories

Sculpture; Arms & Armour; Coins & Medals

Collection code

SCP

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