John Ray: Memorial
Object Place: England
Diameter: 5.2 x 4.1 cm (2 1/16 x 1 5/8 in.)
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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”.
Reverse: Inscribed on urn "AET/77" and in exergue "In.RAY.F.R.S./NAT.1627_/OBI.1704".
By 1966, Cyril Humphris; 1966, sold by Cyril Humphris (London) to the MFA. (Accession date: September 21, 1966)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour