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Portrait Medallion of Henry V (1387-1422): C.66-1982

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Portrait Medallion of Henry V (1387-1422)


Wedgwood (Factory)
Astle FRS, Thomas (Antiquary)


Black basalt. Oval with head of Henry V in profile to left and raised frame. On the reverse, '14' impressed, and at the top, a curved oblong depression for suspension.


History note: Formerly Wellcome Institute no. A 162064. Purchased 'Glen: 34/16 & 17/x/33. (Mr. Webb)'.

Legal notes

Given by the Wellcome Trustees in accordance with the order of Mr Justice Foster, 21st March 1977

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm
Width: 5.9 cm

Relative size of this object

5.9 cm7.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982-07-19) by Wellcome Trustees


Late 18th to 19th century
Circa 1780 - 1850


According to Reilly,these were after heads supplied by Thomas Astle FRS (1735-1803) (see Wedgwood MS E25-18517 26 February 1774), see Documentation.

Wedgwood I or II

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black basalt

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 14
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.66-1982
Primary reference Number: 11266
Old object number: A 162064
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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