- Museum number
Silver medal. (whole)
Fame, bearing an olive branch and a trumpet, with the flag inscribed, flies over the globe on which the British Islands are marked. (reverse)
Bust of William, Duke of Cumberland, right, hair tied behind, in armour, lion's skin wrapped round his body, and George of the Garter hanging below. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 36.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
The inscription on the flag of the trumpet alludes to the short duration of the fight and its entire success. The mention of the Duke's vigilance refers to the cautious and compact disposition of his army, whereby he protected it against any sudden attack, and defeated an attempt to surprise him at Nairn. William, Duke of Cumberland was born on the 15th April, 1721; the battle was therefore fought on the first day of his 26th year.
See Cochran-Patrick, R. W., ‘Catalogue of the Medals of Scotland etc.’, Edinburgh, 1884, Pl. xvi. 5.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Battle of Culloden, 1746
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The Bank of England loaned their Collection to the British Museum in 1865 wishing to make it accessible to the general public. This remained as a separate Collection until 1877 when the Bank Directors decided it would be more useful to the museum and the public if incorporated into the national collection. The Bank of England collection was therefore presented to the British Museum in 1877, any duplicates being sold to create a coins and medals purchase fund.
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB2 (Medallic Illustrations 2) (613) (279)