- Museum number
Silver medal. (whole)
Uniformed bust of Charles, Marquis of Cornwallis left. (obverse)
Cornwallis and his aides standing receiving Sultan Tipoo and his two sons. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 48.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Brown 1980 states:
Cornwallis, aided by the Mahrattas and Nizam of Hyderabad defeated Tipoo and made him surrender half of his possessions in addition to paying an indemnity of 3030 lakhs of rupees and giving his two sons as hostages. The sons of Tipoo arrived at Lord Cornwallis's camp on the 27th February 1792 and were received by Sir John Kenaway, and afterwards formally delivered to Lord Cornwallis by Gullam Ally Beg, the Sultan's Vackeel and other attendants. An account of the ceremony is in the 'Gentleman's Magazine', 1792, Vol. II, p. 760.
Some examples of this medal are dated 1793; they are quite as common as those that are correctly dated. The medal also varies slightly in thickness and was restruck after the death of Küchler. See also: J. G. Pollard, Matthew Boulton and Conrad Heinrich Küchler, 'Numismatic Chronicle', 1970 pp. 273-6, No. 5 and pp. 314-16.
Bibliography: Grueber, H. A., English Personal Medals for 1760, 'Numismatic Chronicle', third series vol. X 1890/79.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009/10 May-May, Birmingham, Barber Institute, Matthew Boulton & the Art of Making Money
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Defeat of Sultan Tipoo, 1792
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB3 (Brown 1) (84) (363)