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Arthur Wellesley: Memorial

Circular medal of Arthur Wellesley (1769–1852), 1st duke of Wellington, commemorating his death. Obverse: Profile bust of Arthur looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "ARTHUR DUKE OF WELLINGTON" and under bust "ALLEN & MOORE.BIRM". Reverse: Memorial monument at center with lion at base...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "ARTHUR DUKE OF WELLINGTON" and under bust "ALLEN & MOORE.BIRM". Reverse: Inscribed above "BRITANNIA MOURNS HER HERO NOW AT REST", on monument "WELLINGTON/BORN/MAY.1769/DIED/SEPR 14.1852", below "A&M" and in exergue "WATERLOO/JUNE 18, 1815".

Provenance

By 1917, Dr. Samuel Abbott Green; 1917, gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 15, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green

British, 1852

Object Place

Birmingham, Great Britain

Accession Number

17.258

Medium or Technique

Metal; white metal

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals