- Museum number
Bronze medal. (whole)
Bare head of William Stukeley right, a wreath of clover entwined in his hair. (obverse)
View of Stonehenge. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 88.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Brown 1980 states:
William Stukeley the "Archdruid" was born at Holbeach in 1687, he became a Rector in London in 1747. His twenty volumes of research on Stonehenge, Avebury and other antiquities are inaccurate and credulous. The date on the obverse of this piece may have some connection with the publication of Stukeley's work on Stonehenge in 1740. The age on the reverse is erroneous; he was 78 when he died.
This medal is illustrated and commented upon in the book by Stuart Piggott, 'The Druids', London, 1974 (Harmondsworth).
Bibliography: Durand, A. 'Médailles et Jetons des Numismates', Geneva, 1865, 197/1.
Artist unknown, portrait probably after David Le Marchand. The reverse of the medal shows Stonehenge, the focus of the sitter's antiquarian researches. The portrait shows him aged 54.
- On display (G1/fc5)
- Exhibition history
1996-1997 2 Oct-5 Jan, Leeds, City Art Gallery, David le Marchand 1674-1726 An Ingenious Man for carving in Ivory
1996 23 May-15 Sep, London, British Museum, David le Marchand 1674-1726 An Ingenious Man for carving in Ivory
1996 7 Mar-6 May, Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland, David le Marchand 1674-1726 An Ingenious Man for carving in Ivory
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Death of William Stukeley, 1765
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB3 (Brown 1) (22) (94)