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Medals: CM.101-2005

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Artist: Wyon, Joseph Shepherd
Issuer: Asilo de Huerfanos y Escuela de Artes y Oficios
Die-engraver: Wyon, Alfred Benjamin

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Description

Apparently a commemorative piece produced by the Wyon brothers to mark the opening of the Buenos Aires Asylum for Orphans and School of Arts and Trades; this is a white-metal specimen of the final medal, of which the Museum also has a specimen

Notes

History note: From the estate of the late Mrs Venetia M. Watson, daughter of the artist's descendant Allan Gairdner Wyon

Place(s) associated

  • Buenos Aires

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2005-01-31) by Watson, Philip Charles

Dating

Production date: AD 1870

Note

White metal specimen

Components of the work

Object composed of cupronickel Diameter 25.4 mm Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 9.84 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Three two-line inscriptions separated by fillets, rosettes above and below all with border outside carrying legend "ASILO DE HUERFANOS Y ESCUELA DE ARTES Y OFICIOS"

  • Text: GOBERNADOR / Dn EMILIO CASTRO // MINISTRO DE GOBIERNO / Dr Dn ANTONIO MALAVER // MINSITRO DE HACIENDA / Dn PEDRO AGOTE
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Woman in Classical dress carrying incense bottle in right hand with three cherubim about her feet, two at left standing right and one at right standing left on whose head she rests left hand; a school in background

  • Text: LEY DE 20 DE AGOSTO DE 1870 / * BUENOS AYRES *
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.101-2005
Primary reference Number: 156615
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 January 2013 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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