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Retirement of David Garrick: CM.385-1989

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Retirement of David Garrick


Engraver: Kirk, John (medallist)



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1989) by Unknown


Production date: AD 1775


Copy of Gosset, I.'s

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 36.9 mm Diameter 36.9 mm Weight 22 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Draped bust of David Garrick bare head facing left, hair in queue

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: A pile of objects relating to the acting profession, lyre masks of tragedy and comedy book, cup, sword etc..

  • Text: Legend reads ILLE HISTRIO ANGLICANUM In exergue MDCCLXXVI
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.385-1989
Primary reference Number: 228690
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Thursday 29 August 2019 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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