Commemorative Medal

2013/016
Commemorative bronze medal believed to mark the 1890 International Exhibition of Science Art and Industry held at Meggetland, Edinburgh

SKU: 2013/016 Category:

Description

Commemorative bronze medal believed to mark the 1890 International Exhibition of Science Art and Industry held at Meggetland, Edinburgh. The medal depicts Britannia seated (left). She holds in her left hand, a winged wheel, olive and palm branches in her right. A hammer, anvil and the Forth Bridge are seen behind, to her right, a building (perhaps one specially constructed for the Exhibition) and locomotive to her left. The reverse is blank. Formerly on display at the Forth Bridges Visitor Centre, South Queensferry.

The medal was created and sculpted by Kirkwood and Son, Edinburgh. The second image shows the medal and original die (see 2013/017 for other medal and bar depicted).

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2013/016

Item Type

Short Description

Commemorative bronze medal

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1890

Sub-items

None, Plastic case (red) (not contemporary)

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

"KIRKWOOD & SON EDIN. INV. ET SC."

Dimensions (mm)

50 diameter x 4 thick

Donor

,

Date Donated

April 2013

Materials

Bronze

Condition

Good

Display Location