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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.66.3
People
Leonard Charles Wyon, British, English (London 1826 - 1891 London)
Title
Richard Sainthill of Topsham (1787-1855)
Classification
Medals and Medallions
Work Type
medal
Date
1855
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/147121
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
5.72 cm diam. (2 1/4 in.)
89.17 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: obverse, around perimeter, cast: RICHARD · SAINTHILL · OF · TOPSHAM · DEVONSHIRE · NUMISMATIST · BORN · JAN · 28 · 1787; [below, at center:] 1855
  • inscription: reverse: [around upper perimeter:] IRRADIATING THE PRESENT RESTORING THE PAST; [in exergue:] NUMISMATA / L.C.W.
Provenance
David N. Silich, Gift to Harvard University Art Museum, 5.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Corina and David Silich-von Schulthess in memory of Dr. Leo Mildenberg
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.66.3
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Profile relief portrait of a man facing right; Reverse: Two classical female figures shaking hands; right figure holds drapery back to reveal a seated bearded man with small stamped glyph (square)

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