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Arthur Wellesley: Memorial

British
1852


Object Place: Great Britain

Dimensions

Coin or medal: 25 mm, 12h

Accession Number

29.343

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852), duke of Wellington, commemorating his death. Ridged edge.

Obverse: Profile bust of Arthur looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “ARTHUR DUKE OF WELLINGTON”.

Reverse: Inscribed in wreath “BORN/MAY 1ST 1769/DIED/SEPT 14TH/1852”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "ARTHUR DUKE OF WELLINGTON".

Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "BORN/MAY 1ST 1769/DIED/SEPT 14TH/1852".

Provenance

By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929)

NOTES:

[1] Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund