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Struck bronze medal. (whole)
Coat-of-arms with a shield surmounted by a lion holding a pennant; a banderole above; raised border. (reverse)
War medical scene with a doctor kneeling on the ground in the field, attending to a wounded soldier sitting up on a stretcher, two soldiers on either side, one holding out a small lamp or candle; another searching for something in a knapsack; in the background to left, an ambulance cart marked by a cross, drawn by a horse, accompanied by a mounted orderly (?), and to right, two soldiers bearing a man on a stretcher; hilly landscape beyond; raised border. (obverse)
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Diameter: 60 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The ticket accompanying the medal is inscribed by Parkes Weber:
"England 1881. / Army Med: School - Netley. / Ex DONIS N MONTEFIORE [...] / by Alphée Dubois of Paris / Obv. Ambulance scene / AE 2.4 struck, specimen / Given to me [by?] the artist / Dubois - Paris - 1893"
'[...] This is a Netley / prize medal. The portrait / of the surgeon on the reverse / is from a sketch of Sir / Thomas Longmore of Netley / sent to Dubois without his / knowledge. Dr- Storer has / described it in "Sanitaria[n]" / May 1890. Notice / polyglot character'.
It is assumed the reference to the portrait should have specified 'obverse' rather than 'reverse'.
- Not on display
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