- Museum number
Bronze medal. (whole)
Bust of Francis Bacon, three-quarters, right, in ruff, doublet, and mantle. (obverse)
Aurora, holding a distended veil studded with stars, and floating on a cloud, approaches the earth; sun rising. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 41.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
This medal was struck by Jean Dassier, about a century after the death of Bacon. The reverse is a peculiarly happy illustration of Bacon's labours. He was the father of Experimental Philosophy, and thus the harbinger of a brighter day. Bacon was born 22 January, 1560-1, and died 6 April, 1626.
See Pinkerton, J., ‘The Medallic History of England to the Revolution’, London, 1790 (fol.), xiii. 11; Gaetani, Pier Antonio, Count., ‘Museum Mazzuchellianum seu Numismata Virorum doctrina præstantium, &c.’, II. Pl. civ. 3.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB1 (Medallic Illustrations 1) (245) (14)