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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (medallists)
    Wyon, Leonard Charles, born 1826 - died 1891 (medallists)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal is an award of the Society of Arts and was first used from about the year 1854 replacing an earlier award engraved by William Wyon.

The society of Arts was founded in 1754 and in 1843 Prince Albert was installed as its fifth president. In 1847 the Society was granted its royal charter; permission to call it the Royal Cociety of Arts was granted in 1908.

Physical description

Obv., bare head of Prince Albert right. Rev., inscriptions within open wreath.

Place of Origin

England (made)


19th century (made)


Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (medallists)
Wyon, Leonard Charles, born 1826 - died 1891 (medallists)


Diameter: 55 mm

Descriptive line

Medal the Society of Arts prize; Silver English 19th cent W. Wyon and L. C. Wyon.

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

Forrer, Louis. Biographical Dictionary of Medallists. London: Spink & Son Ltd., 1902-30. Vol. VI. pp. 592 ff., 650 ff.
Brown, Laurence. A Catalogue of British Historical Medals 1837-1901. London, 1987. Volume II. The Reign of Queen Victoria. no. 2285.




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