Medal

2022/014
The Rennie Memorial Medal.
c.1823

SKU: 2022/014 Category:

Description

The Rennie Memorial Medal. Commemorative medal in copper depicting John Rennie (1761 – 1821) the eminent Scottish civil engineer.

Obverse: Head of John Rennie. Legend: ‘JOHN RENNIE.’

Reverse: Inscription within a laurel wreath:

CRINAN & LANCASTER
CANALS

LONDON LEITH & SHEERNESS
DOCKS

WATERLOO & SOVTHWARK
BRIDGES

PLYMOVTH HOWTH & DVNLEARY
HARBOVRS

&c &c &c

The die for this medal was made by William Bain, medallist and was based on a sketch made by George Rennie (son of John Rennie) from a bust of John Rennie by Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey using a camera lucida. A copy of a letter signed by George Rennie and associated sketch are held in the ICE Scotland Museum collection (see here).

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2022/014

Item Type

Short Description

The Rennie Memorial Medal

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c.1823

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

64 (dia). Weight 117.5 g.

Donor

Date Donated

September 2022

Materials

Copper

Condition

Good (excess cud of metal in field behind head under 2nd. ‘N’)

Display Location