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Medals: CM.72-2005

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Artist: Wyon, Allan Gairdner
Issuer: Procter, Joan Beauchamp (Struck in the name of)




Joan Beauchamp Procter was a zoologist of the early twentieth century who despite continual ill-health that eventually claimed her life at the age of 34 had by then risen to be Curator of Reptiles at London Zoo and a much-loved and respected personality of the field. This commemorative plaquette was designed in her memory by Allan Gairdner Wyon; this specimen is a 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


1931 CE - 1962 CE


Uniface bronze specimen

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter 40.0 mm Weight 86.32 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Joan Beauchamp Procter, in ball-gown and with medallion around neck, left, dates in upper right field and name in panel in exergue

  • Text: 1897-/1931 // JOAN·BEAUCHAMP / PROCTER
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.72-2005
Primary reference Number: 156591
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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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