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Medal - Union Club Prize Medal

Union Club Prize Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Rome (made)

  • Date:

    1863 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Voigt, Karl Friedrich, born 1800 - died 1874 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.87-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal was issued as a prize medal by the Union Club and is made by Karl Friedrich Voigt, in Rome in 1863.
Voigt (1800-1874) was a German medallist and gem-engraver. He was a very prolific engraver and his work is among the best of the 19th century. After Berlin he worked in London at the Royal Mint, then he travelled via Paris and Milan to Rome. From 1830 to 1857 he worked at the Royal Mint in Munich, before going back to Rome, where he executed several dies for the Papal Mint.

Physical description

Obverse: Reclining male figure representing the river Tiber. He holds a paddle in right hand and rests on an urn from which water flows. Romulus and Remus, suckled by a wolf, are depicted in the background. Inscription.
Reverse: Inscription.

Place of Origin

Rome (made)

Date

1863 (made)

Artist/maker

Voigt, Karl Friedrich, born 1800 - died 1874 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'ALTERIVS SIC ALTERA / POSCIT OPEM' [and] 'C. VOIGT'
'He loves work regardless what it is'
obverse

'LVDOVICUS / JACOBINI / PONT. ACAD.TIBERNIAE / PRAESES / A. AB ACAD. INST. LII / V.C. MMDCVI.'
'Ludwig Jacobi, head of the Papal Academy Tiberina. In the 52 year of the origin of the Academy, 1856'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 4.8 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Union Club Prize Medal, by Karl Friedrich Voigt, Italo-German, made in Rome, 1863

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

Forrer, L. Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, VI, London, p. 305

Production Note

Italo-German

Subjects depicted

Wolf; Urn; Paddle; Male figure

Categories

Coins & Medals; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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