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18th Century Commemorative Medal - Death of Matthew Boulton

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1966N693
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1809 - 1809

Maker Information

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


This medal, commemorating the death of Matthew Boulton, records the many positive characteristics and achievements of this esteemed gentleman. The lengthy reverse inscription is taken from the mural monument erected in Handsworth church and the obverse depiction taken from Rouw's wax of 1803.

Transferred from the Birmingham Reference Library, 1966.

Further Information

Reign:King George III
Production Period:18th Century
Material(s):Copper alloy
Place of Origin:Birmingham, Staffordshire - originally, England

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Diameter:45 mm