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Tercentenary of the birth of William Shakespeare: CM.M.596-R

Object information


Tercentenary of the birth of William Shakespeare


Wyon, Leonard Charles (Engraver)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown by Unknown


Production date: AD 1864

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 63.6 mm Diameter 63.6 mm Weight 131.30 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Draped bust of William Shakespeare bare head facing left within circle of names of his works. Below: a staff horizontally, his signature and ornate wreath.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Figure of William Shakespeare seated upon clouds, attended by three female allegorical figures, one of whom crowns him with a laurel wreath.

  • Text: Above: TERCENTENARY Below: ANNIVERSARY . 1865
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.M.596-R
Primary reference Number: 228845
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Thursday 29 August 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Tercentenary of the birth of William Shakespeare" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-07-01 12:06:51

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