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Ref: 5119

Birmingham Society of Arts & School of Design, silver prize medal (awarded 1874) by Joseph Moore, in case of issue, very rare, attractive

 

 

Obv: female head right wearing a mural crown, in high relief within quadrilobe BIRMINGHAM SOCIETY OF ARTS FOUNDED MDCCCXXI on border around

 

Rev: arms on shield in high relief, FORWARD on ribbon below, artist’s palet, setsquare, compass and other instruments around, BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF DESIGN FOUNDED MDCCCXLII on border around

 

Edge: GEO(RG)E PITT FOR A MODEL OF ORNAMENT 1874

 

References: Forrer IV/141

 

Condition: Almost as issued; Diameter: 49mm

 

 

Notes: A truly beautiful medal by a gifted medallist, Joseph Moore of Birmingham. The obverse is no doubt a personification of Birmingham.

 

 

Price £325

Birmingham Society of Arts & School of Design medal by Joseph Moore
Birmingham Society of Arts & School of Design medal by Joseph Moore
Birmingham Society of Arts & School of Design medal by Joseph Moore

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