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19th Century Commemorative Medal - Death of Matthew Boulton, 1809 / Soho Mint, Birmingham

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885N1541.90
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1809 c - 1809 c

Maker Information

Maker:Matthew Robinson Boulton - View biography for Matthew Robinson Boulton
Mint:Soho Mint - View history

Notes

This bronze medal was struck to commemorate the death of Matthew Boulton on 17th August, 1809. Each of his employees at the Soho Mint were given a medal by his son Matthew Robinson Boulton. At the time of Matthew Boulton Senior's death it could be said that the most productive years of the Soho Mint were over.

Presented by H Buckley.

Further Information

Reign:King George III
Production Period:Georgian
Material(s):Bronze
Place of Origin:Birmingham, Staffordshire - originally, England

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Dimensions

Diameter:47 mm