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John Ray: Memorial

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Oval medal of John Ray (also spelled Wray, 1627-1704), commemorating his death. Medal is set into silver frame molded like a wreath. Obverse: Three-quarter turned bust of John Ray looking three-quarters to proper rigth, with long hair and a mustache. Reverse: A willow tree at proper left and...

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Inscription

Reverse: Inscribed on urn "AET/77" and in exergue "In.RAY.F.R.S./NAT.1627_/OBI.1704".

Provenance

By 1966, Cyril Humphris; 1966, sold by Cyril Humphris (London) to the MFA. (Accession date: September 21, 1966)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

English, 1704

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.2 x 4.1 cm (2 1/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

66.434

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals