John Ray: Memorial

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

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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 a funerary urn at proper right; inscribed on urn “AET/77” and in exergue “In.RAY.F.R.S./NAT.1627_/OBI.1704”.

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