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Medals: CM.36-2005

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Artist: Wyon, Allan Gairdner
Issuer: Monkstown House Auxiliary Hospital (Struck in the name of)
Place of use: Dublin

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Description

During the Great War a number of private individuals offered houses that they owned for use for the war effort, often as auxiliary hospitals. One such was Monkstown House in Dublin, offered by Mr Harold Pim. The site is still in use as a hospital today. This piece is a design by Allan Gairdner Wyon for the hospital, but it is not clear that the medal was ever issued by them. The Museum has this bronze specimen of the design and another in white metal.

Notes

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

Place(s) associated

  • Dublin

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Uncertain 1914 - Uncertain 1921

Note

Bronze specimen

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter 31.0 mm Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 13.24 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of nurse in gown and headdress left with legend in broken border around

  • Text: MISERICORDIA ET LABORE
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Empty field with legend in border around

  • Text: MONKSTOWN HOUSE AUXILIARY HOSPITAL
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.36-2005
Primary reference Number: 156555
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Audit data

Created: Monday 14 April 2014 Updated: Monday 14 April 2014 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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