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Medals: CM.53-2005

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Current Location: In storage


Artist: Wyon, Allan Gairdner
Issuer: Royal Horticultural Society




The Royal International Horticultural Exhibition of 1912 was the forerunner of what would next year and almost annually thereafter be repeated as the Chelsea Flower Show. It was held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, and replaced the Royal Horticultural Society's Spring Show which would otherwise have taken place that year. A large number of commemorative items were issued for and around the exhibition, and naturally prizes were also given. This piece, and its three siblings in the Museum's collection, are specimens in various sizes of designs of these medals from the workshop of the designer, Allan Gairdner Wyon.


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


Production date: AD 1912 : undated


Bronze specimen

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter 31.0 mm Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 18.22 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Woman, wreathed and garlanded, seated left with head right on wall before a Classical temple, legend around

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Laurel wreath around empty field

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.53-2005
Primary reference Number: 156572
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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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