Tercentenary Medal

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Date:1863 - 1864 (c.)

Description:A bronze medal struck for the Tercentenary by Pinches of London.

This bronze medal commemorates the three-hundredth anniversary in 1864 of Shakespeare's birth, an event marked by festivals in London and Stratford-upon-Avon. Festivals have played an important role in the development and perpetuation of the cult of Shakespeare. The 1864 Tercentenary was especially significant and confirmed Shakespeare's elevation to the level of a national hero. This side features a representation of the Holy Trinity Church memorial bust.

Identity number SBT 1999-38/39

Source - Oxford Companion


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Donor ref:SBT 1999-38/39 (15/9932)

Source: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - Museums

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