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medal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1917,0302.1

  • Description

    Alloy medal.(obverse) Steam warship sailing right firing guns on turrets, shells landing above and below, three steam warships on horizon above: date in exergue.
    (reverse) Anchor and two crossed wreaths below crown.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1916
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 76 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse exergue
      • Inscription Content

        XXXI MAY
        MDCCCXVI
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        English
      • Inscription Content

        THE VICTORY OF JUTLAND BANK
        AUSP REG SOC NUMISMATICAE
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse in field
      • Inscription Language

        English
      • Inscription Content

        JELLICOE BEATTY
  • Curator's comments

    Winning entrant in a competition organised by the Royal Numismatic Society to design a medal to commemorate the Battle of Jutland.

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2014, 9 May - 23 Nov, British Museum, Gallery 69a, The Other Side of the Medal: How Germany saw the First World War

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Commemoration of: Battle of Jutland (21 May 1916)
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1917

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1917,0302.1

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