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Silver Medal: CM.21-2005

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Current Location: In storage


Artist: Wyon, Allan Gairdner
Issuer: Institution of Mining Engineers




The Institution of Mining Engineers no longer exists as a body, having merged with the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy in 1998 to form the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, which itself merged with the Institute of Materials in 2002 to become the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Happily the component organisations' histories have not been forgotten in the new body and the Fitzwilliam has Graham Woodrow at IoM3 to thank for the details of the history of this medal.


History note: From the estate of the late Mrs Venetia M. Watson, daughter of the artist

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2005-01-31) by Watson, Philip Charles


Uncertain 1902 CE - 1962 CE


White metal specimen

Components of the work

Object composed of white metal Diameter 70.0 mm Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 85.52 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Half-draped female figure holding lantern aloft in mine tunnel, mining implements against tunnel side at left, with inscription around lower edge

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Laurel spray around empty field with marginal inscription around

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.21-2005
Primary reference Number: 156540
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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