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Acquired in 1881 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Adams, George Gammon
attributions_note
bibliography
List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1881. London, 1882, pp. 21 Brown, Lawrence. British Historical Medals 1837-1901- The Reign of Queen Victoria. London, 1987, pp. 323
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SCP
credit
date_end
1880-12-31
date_start
1880-01-01
date_text
1880 (made)
descriptive_line
Medal, bronze, George I King of the Hellenes visit to London 1880, by George Gammon Adams, English, ca. 1880
dimensions
Diameter: 3 in
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exhibition_history
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historical_context_note
The visit of King George to England culminated in a visit to the City of London during which he was entertained to a dejeuner in the Guildhall and presented with an address contained in a gold box; the address was read by the Recorder of the City. This piece is one of the series of medals commissioned by the Corporation of London; 400 specimens were struck. [Text from Brown, Laurence, British Historical Medals 1837-1901. London: 1987.]
historical_significance
history_note
Given by the Corporation of the City of London.
id
692
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last_checked
2014-08-29T19:21:34.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:21:34.000Z
latitude
52.883289
location
In Storage
longitude
-1.97685
marks
materials
bronze
materials_techniques
Bronze
museum_number
222-1881
museum_number_token
2221881
object_number
O159087
object_type
Medal
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original_price
physical_description
Medal. bronze. To commemorate the Visit of King George of Greece to the City of London, 16th June 1880. Obv., Bare head of King George I left. GEORGE 1st KING OF THE HELLENES. Rev., Londinia offering an address of welcome to Greece standing before a view of the Acropolis. Britannia standing behing Londinia before a view of St Paul's cathedral. In exergue: June 16 1880.
place
England
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public_access_description
This bronze medal was struck to commemorate the visit of King George of Greece to the City of London, on 16th June 1880. The medal was made by the sculptor and medallist George Gammon Adams. George I, King of the Hellenes was the second son of Christian IX of Denmark and Princess Louise of Hesse-Cassel. He was elected to the Greek throne in 1863 when Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh was elected but refused on political grounds. George I was assassinated in 1913.
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rights
3
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slug
medal-adams-george-gammon
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
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updated
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year_end
1880
year_start
1880