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86/783 Medal, James Watt, bronze, engraved by T & A J Stothard based on artwork by F L Chantrey, minted by S Parker, London, England, 1827. Click to enlarge.

Commemorative medal of James Watt

Designed
Bronze medal with effigy of profile of James Watt on obverse. The legend is 'I Watt'. The engraver's name is under the neck. There is a leaf border around the rim. The reverse has a figure of a woman leaning on a half pillar over which is draped a ribbon with the words 'TO GREAT MEN'. On the pedestal base is the legend 'PUBD BY S PARKER LONDON / MDCCCXXVII / T.STOTHARD R.A.D. / A.J. STOTHARD F.'. The rim is raised and the edge is plain.

Summary

Object No.

86/783

Object Statement

Medal, James Watt, bronze, engraved by T & A J Stothard based on artwork by F L Chantrey, minted by S Parker, London, England, 1827

Physical Description

Bronze medal with effigy of profile of James Watt on obverse. The legend is 'I Watt'. The engraver's name is under the neck. There is a leaf border around the rim. The reverse has a figure of a woman leaning on a half pillar over which is draped a ribbon with the words 'TO GREAT MEN'. On the pedestal base is the legend 'PUBD BY S PARKER LONDON / MDCCCXXVII / T.STOTHARD R.A.D. / A.J. STOTHARD F.'. The rim is raised and the edge is plain.

Marks

Engraver's name on obverse 'A J STOTHARD (illeg.) / F.L. CHANTREY.R.A.D'

Dimensions

Depth

7 mm

Production

Notes

The medal's portrait of James Watt is by T & A J Stothard after sculptor Francis Chantrey and was issued by S Parker in the series 'To Great Men'.

History

Notes

This medal was minted in London in 1827 as one of a series celebrating great men.

James Watt is the inventor of the Boulton and Watt steam engine.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1986

Acquisition Date

13 June 1986

Cite this Object

Harvard

Commemorative medal of James Watt 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 November 2020, <https://ma.as/67763>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/67763 |title=Commemorative medal of James Watt |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=26 November 2020 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display in Boulton and Watt Engine at the Powerhouse Museum.

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