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Centenary Medal: CM.55-2005

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Current Location: In storage


Artist: Wyon, Allan Gairdner
Issuer: University College London
Place of use: London




University College London was founded in 1827 amid controversy due to its philanthropic principles that promised to open university education to those of all walks of life; satirical poems forecasting dustmen defeating bishops in theological debates that were written out of this furore can quickly be found on the Internet. One hundred years later the College, now one of the more respected parts of the University of London, celebrated its centenary, and for it Allan Wyon designed this commemorative medal, of which this is a bronze specimen from his workshop.


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 1927


Bronze specimen

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter 31.0 mm Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 11.62 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Frontage of University College London's great hall with inscription around

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.55-2005
Primary reference Number: 156574
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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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