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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1737 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tanner, John Sigismund (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Museum number:

    A.33-1935

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This silver medal was issued in 1738 to commemorate, as is pointed out by the inscription on the reverse, the erection at the cost of Sir William Benson of a monument to Milton in Westminster Abbey. The bust on the reverse is taken from Rysbrack's model for a monument. An example of the medal was presented to the author of the best poem on Paradise Lost.

Physical description

Medal, silver. Obverse: Bust of John Milton in profile to the right. Reverse: An inscription.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1737 (made)

Artist/maker

Tanner, John Sigismund (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Marks and inscriptions

E/ MARMORE/ IN ECCLESIA/ SANCTI PETRI/ APUD WESTOMONASTERIUM/ ERECTORE/ GULIELMO BENSONO ARM:/ ANNO SALUTIS HUMANAE/ M DCC XXXVIII/ RYSBRACHIUS/ SCULPSIT.

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.25 cm

Descriptive line

Silver medal depicting John Milton, English, by John Tanner, 1737

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

cf. Medallic Illustrations. 1911. London. British Museum. pl. CLIV, no. 2.

Materials

Silver

Categories

Coins & Medals; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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