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Medals: CM.67-2005

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Current Location: In storage


Artist: Wyon, Allan Gairdner
Issuer: Worshipful Company of Stationers




The City and Guilds Institute craft examinations used to be held at Stationers' Hall and in 1912 a prize and medal were awarded for the
apprentice with the highest marks in the examination on typography, lithography and booking. This was instigated by Sir Philip Magnus, MP for Westminster, and the prize was to be awarded to a recipient chosen out of those achieving 70% or higher in their marks and who, for preference, resided within 20 miles of Stationers' Hall. It took the form of a medal, which was accordingly designed in 1911 by Allan Gairdner Wyon, to be presented at the City and Guilds London Institute. This is a specimen of that medal in bronze. The Museum also has one in white metal. The Museum must thank James Armstrong and Robin Myers of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers for assistance with the details of this entry.


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 1911 CE - 1911-06-30 CE


Bronze specimen

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter 56.0 mm Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 96.67 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Arms of the Worshipful Company of Stationers on inverted laurel wreath, which is inscribed in four places with the motto "VERBVM / DOMINI / MANET IN / AETERNUM"; circle of points around with legend outside in border

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Blank rectangular parchment with curled edges and wreath hanging from upper splits, on pair of leafsprays, legend in border around

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.67-2005
Primary reference Number: 156586
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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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