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The Eglinton Tournament Medal

Medal
1839 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The front of the medal shows the date 1839 and depicts two knights on horseback to commemorate the medieval style tournament and feast held at Eglinton by Archibald Montgomery, 13th Earl of Eglinton, in 1839.
The medal is probabaly made by William Wyon (1795-1851) in England. Wyon is the name of a talented family of Designers, Die-engravers and medallists whose period of activity extended from before the middle of the 18th century to almost the end of the 19th century.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silver cast
Brief Description
Medal, silver, The Eglinton Tournament, probably by William Wyon, English, dated 1839
Physical Description
Obverse: Two knights on horseback are shown tilting. Inscription. The reverse is plain.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 35.3mm
Marks and Inscriptions
'EGLINTON TOURNAMENT' [In the exerque] 'SEPTEMBER / 1839' (obverse)
Object history
Given by Professor J Hull Grundy MBE, and Mrs Anne Hull Grundy, 1978.
Historical context
Made to commemorate the medieval style tournament and feast held at Eglinton by Archibald Montgomerie 13the Earl of Eglinton in 1839. A contemporary description of this event is given in the Gentleman's Magazine, 1839, vol. II, pp. 414ff.
Subjects depicted
Summary
The front of the medal shows the date 1839 and depicts two knights on horseback to commemorate the medieval style tournament and feast held at Eglinton by Archibald Montgomery, 13th Earl of Eglinton, in 1839.

The medal is probabaly made by William Wyon (1795-1851) in England. Wyon is the name of a talented family of Designers, Die-engravers and medallists whose period of activity extended from before the middle of the 18th century to almost the end of the 19th century.
Bibliographic Reference
Forrer, Bibliographical Dictionnare of Medallists, vol. VI, p. 682.
Collection
Accession Number
A.128-1978

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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