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Medal commemorating Earl Spencer First Lord of the Admiralty: CM.208-1990

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Current Location: In storage

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Medal commemorating Earl Spencer First Lord of the Admiralty

Maker(s)

Engraver: Wyon, Thomas

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1990) by Unknown

Dating

Production date: AD 1799

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 38.3 mm Diameter 38.3 mm Weight 29.20 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Earl Spencer in tie-wig, coat. Ruffle and coat over right shoulder

  • Text: Legend: EARL SPENCER FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY Exergue: APPOINTED MAR .2. 1795
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Fame holding a wreath in her right hand leans against a ship's rudder and blows a trumpet. A foul anchor at her feet

  • Text: Legend: DECORI DECUS ADDIT AVITO Exergue: UNDER WISE COUNSELS THE BRITISH NAVY TRIUMPHS MDCCXCIX
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.208-1990
Primary reference Number: 228863
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 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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