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Cheselden Medal
COINS AND MEDALS
medal; plaque
Wyon, William
Europe: United Kingdom, England, London
possibly c.1844
plaster (?); wood; glass
overall: 106 x 197 x 20 mm

Two round medallions with glass tops and brass surrounds. The whole set into black wooden base. 1) male portrait bust facing right, wearing a cloth hat. Glass missing from aperture. 2) A naked male cadaver lying on a table, awaiting examination, around which lie a skull, book and two bell glasses upon an elevated table, its side decorated with the armorial shield of St Thomas's Hospital.


1999.2947

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