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John Marshall Prize Medal: CM.56-2005

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Current Location: In storage


Artist: Wyon, Allan Gairdner
Issuer: University College London
Issuer: Marshall, John (London c. 1900) (Struck in the name of)




John Marshall was the name of a Professor of Surgery at University College London in the late nineteenth century, but the UCL prize of the same name is not to commemorate him but his son, who was a barrister in the Middle Temple. The prize was founded in 1927 by Marshall's sister, and is still awarded today, for an essay in philology, preference being given to essays using a comparative method between any of the languages studied at the College. The medal is awarded in silver, to this design by Allan Gairdner Wyon; this example however is a specimen from Wyon's workshop done in white metal.


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


White metal specimen

Components of the work

Object composed of white metal Diameter 32.0 mm Die Axis 5 degrees Weight 30.84 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Minerva, draped and helmeted, seated left with shield at left of chair, holding out wreath in right hand, inscription around

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Laurel wreath with the legend inside "IN MEMORIAM JOHANNIS MARSHALL M. A." and legend on raised border outside

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.56-2005
Primary reference Number: 156575
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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