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Benjamin West President of the Society of the Royal Academy: CM.144-1990

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Current Location: In storage

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Benjamin West President of the Society of the Royal Academy

Maker(s)

Engraver: Mills, G.

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1989) by Unknown

Dating

Production date: AD 1815

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 40.9 mm Diameter 40.9 mm Weight 31.62 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Draped bust of Benjamin West, bare head facing left.

  • Text: BENJAMIN WEST PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY MDCCCXV
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Inscription

  • Text: THE PRESIDENT REQUESTS THE REV CHARLES BURNEY. D.D PROFESSOR IN ANCIENT LITERARURE TO THE ROYAL ACADEMY WILL HONOR HIM BY ACCEPTING THIS MEDAL AS A TOKEN OF HIS GREAT RESPECT.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.144-1990
Primary reference Number: 228906
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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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