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Lord Byron

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1824 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mudie, James (medallist)
    Faulkner, Benjamin Rawlinson , born 1787 - died 1849 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.143-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal representing a bust of Lord Byron is made by the two medallists James Mudie and B.R. Faulkner, in England, probably in 1824. George Gordon Byron, 6th Lord Byron of Rochdale (1788-1824), states that this medal was struck to commemorate his death, but this is not clear from the medal itself.

Physical description

Obverse: a draped bust of Lord Byron, facing left, inscribed.
Reverse: Apollo stands on a mountain in a thunderstorm, playing the lyre. Inscription.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1824 (made)

Artist/maker

Mudie, James (medallist)
Faulkner, Benjamin Rawlinson , born 1787 - died 1849 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'GEORGE GORDON LORD BYRON' [signed] 'MUDIE D.' [and] 'FAULKNER.F'
obverse

'BRON JAN.22.1788' [signed] 'MUDIE D.' [and] 'FAULKNER.F'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.06 cm

Object history note

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

Historical context note

George Gordon Byron, 6th Lord Byron of Rochdale (1788-1824), states that this medal was struck to commemorate his death, but this is not clear from the medal itself.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, bust of Lord Byron, by James Mudie and B.R. Faulkner, English, probably 1824

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. 1225

Production Note

probably 1824

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Mountain; Bust; Lyre; Thunderstorm

Categories

Coins & Medals; Myths & Legends; Portraits; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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