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The Copley Medal of the Royal Society. 1737.: CM.258-1989

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The Copley Medal of the Royal Society. 1737.


Ruler: George II (1727-60)
Engraver: Tanner, John Sigismund



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1989-07-05) by Anonymous


Production date: AD 1737

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 42 mm Diameter 42 mm Weight 34.01 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Pallas, seated amidst emblems of the Arts and Sciences, holds out a wreath in her right, and in her left symbol of nature; near her, the armorial shield of Copley.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: The armorial shield of the Royal Society, with crest and supporters.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.258-1989
Primary reference Number: 228445
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 2019 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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