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medal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    M.6807

  • Description

    Oval bronze uniface medal; cast in high relief.(obverse) Bust of Henry VIII, nearly full face, flat hat adorned with jewels and feathers, cloak trimmed with fur, a jewelled brooch fastening the doublet in front, riband round his neck for medal. The bust terminates in a scroll ornament, perhaps intended for a rich collar.

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  • Date

    • 18thC (?)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 76 millimetres
    • Width: 64 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
    This medal is cast, in high relief, and of coarse workmanship. It is not contemporary, but probably of the 18th century and executed by the artist who made the medal of Elizabeth I (registration no. 1858,0710.1).

    See Perry, Francis, ‘A Series of English Medals’, London, 1762, Supp. i. 2.

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  • Bibliography

    • Medallic Illustrations 1 p50.50 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    M.6807

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • MB1p50.50
Oval bronze uniface medal; cast in high relief.

Obverse & Reverse

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