- Museum number
Tin medal. (whole)
An industrial scene showing farming, a barge being loaded at a wharf and a pumping engine. (obverse)
Female, representing History, standing on shore of the river Thames tempting a youth who holds a sheet of paper and has one foot on a book. Attributes of learning around. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 40.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Tin medal commemorating a British victory. Against a backdrop of the Thames at London an allegorical figure shows the genius of History. The genius holds a scroll and stands on a book, both of which record similar successes, while a laurel branch rests on the British shield behind him. With her other hand the figure points to the emblems of Science and Art, for they too are flourishing.
Other facets of British prosperity are represented on the reverse. In the forefront is a mine flanked by a farmer tilling his fields and a canal barge loading up the goods which have been brought in by the ships seen to the right. In the background wind- and water-mills are hard at work, while shepherds shear their sheep.
The design on the reverse side is also found paired with a portrait of George III by the Swedish engraver Bauert (see registration no. SSB,225.133).
- Not on display
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB3 (Brown 1) (121) (496)