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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    M.5925

  • Description

    Silver medal.(obverse) Head of William Henry, Duke of Clarence, right.
    (reverse) Britannia with shield and trident standing on foreshore, ships in background.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1827
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 65 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        H.R.H. WILLIAM HENRY DUKE OF CLARENCE LORD HIGH ADMIRAL OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. GEOR : IV : REX : MDCCCXXVII
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        HER MARCH IS O'ER THE MOUNTAIN WAVE.
        HER HOME IS ON THE DEEP.
  • Curator's comments

    Brown 1
    On the death of the Duke of York, the Duke of Clarence became heir presumptive to the throne and in addition to an increase in his income he was appointed Lord High Admiral of England, a post revived for the occasion. As a result of objections made by the Duke of Wellington to the expenses of the Royal progresses, the Duke of Clarence resigned the office in 1828. Further biographical notes on the Duke of Clarence are to be found under Brown 1 p341.1413.

    This medal sometimes occurs in a circular black leather case and one specimen in private hands had been noted with the following edge inscription in engraved capitals: PRESENTED BY H.R.H. WILLIAM HENRY . DUKE OF CLARENCE TO LIEUT CHARLES WELLS I.N. The letters I.N. may possibly stand for Indian navy. See also John Henning, 1771-1851 ... 'a very ingenious Modeller'. Renfrew District Council Museum and Art Gallery, Paisley, 1977.

    Bibliography: Fiala, E. 'Münzen und Medaillen der Welfischen Lande', Prague, 1915, 950; Milford Haven, Admiral the Marquis of. 'British Naval Medals', London, 1919, 583; Sandwich, The Rt. Hon. the Earl of. 'British and Foreign medals relating to naval and maritime affairs', 2nd ed., London, 1950, LL/35.

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  • Bibliography

    • Brown 1 p316.1296 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Commemoration of: The Duke of Clarence appointed Lord High Admiral, 1827
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    M.5925

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • MB3p316.1296

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