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Battle of London

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1944 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Messrs John Pinches Ltd (producer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver plated

  • Museum number:

    A.8-1979

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal was produced by John Pinches Ltd to commemorate the Battle of London in 1940-41. It depicts the pilotless aircraft developed by the Nazis, known as 'Doodlebugs'. Part of the proceeds generated by the sale of this medal were given to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Physical description

Obverse: St. Paul's Cathedral is surrounded by smoke and flames in the background of the centre circle. The remains of a bombed building is in the foreground. A Nazi bomber is lit up by the ray of searchlights. Inscribed.
Reverse: The Tower of London is depicted in the background with the River Thames to the foreground. Smoke envelopes a bomber aircraft. Inscribed.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1944 (made)

Artist/maker

Messrs John Pinches Ltd (producer)

Materials and Techniques

Silver plated

Marks and inscriptions

'BATTLE OF LONDON. SEPT. 1940. 1941 MAY'
obverse

'BATTLE OF LONDON. JUNE 1944 AUGUST'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.7 cm

Object history note

Given by Professor J. Hull Grundy and Mrs. Ann Hull Grundy, in 1979.

Descriptive line

Medal, plated silver, Battle of London, produced by John Pinches Ltd, English, ca. 1944

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

Edmundson, Joseph, Collecting Modern Commemorative Medals, London, 1972, pp. 103-104

Subjects depicted

Bomber; Building; Aircraft

Categories

Coins & Medals; Politics; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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