British Museum’s Prize Medals Online

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October 26, 2017 – Due to a generous grant from the Marc Fitch Fund, catalogue entries and images of the British Museum’s collection of more than one thousand school prize medals are now available online. 

These medals range from individually engraved pieces to works by well-known medallists and range from the 18th to the 20th century. Very soon they will be joined by similar records of the Museum’s collection of around 2,500 medals issued as awards and prizes by a broad range of other institutions, including agricultural, temperance and friendly societies, livery companies, arts organisations, masonic and sporting bodies, as well as official civil and military awards. This second phase has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Mercers’ Company. 

To access the online resource, please click here.

We thank author Henry Flynn for his permission to reprint this news from Money & Medals, The Newsletter for Numismatics in Britain, issue 71, August 2017, which is available for download here

And by accessing that link, you also download the latest addition to the Money & Medals Network website, the new Money & Medals booklet.