Skip to main content

Visit of the Shah of Persia to London: CM.TR.2580-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Visit of the Shah of Persia to London


Engraver: Wyon, Alfred Benjamin




History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1937) by Trinity College, Cambridge


Production date: AD 1873

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 76.5 mm Diameter 76.5 mm

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Uniformed bust of Shah Nasr-ed-Din wearing Persian fez, facing three quarter left

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Londinia standing before view of St Pauls and the Tower of London holding an in inscribed scroll, arms outstretched above the arms of Persia and the City of London.

  • Text: inscribed scroll: 20TH_ JUNE 1874
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.TR.2580-R
Primary reference Number: 229229
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 29 March 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Visit of the Shah of Persia to London" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-03-27 18:56:47

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Visit of the Shah of Persia to London |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-03-27 18:56:47|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...