Commemorative medal for the Tercentenary, 1864

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Date:1863 - 1864 (c.)

Description:A large bronze medal commemorating the 1864 Tercentenary. Designed by J (ohn) Bell, sculpted by L.C. Wyon, Hunt and Roskill dir.?

Inscription.
Obverse: bust of Shakespeare to left, surrounded by titles of plays. Below is a facsimile of the poet's autograph.
Reverse: Shakespeare seated on a cloud between three female figures, one of whom crowns him with a bay wreath. TERCENTENARY ANNIVERSARY 1864


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Donor ref:STRST: SBT 1999-38/49 (15/9935)

Source: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - Museums

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