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Silver City of London School Shakespearian prize medal


A silver medal designed by Benjamin Wyon, being the City of London school prize. The medal was won in 1876 by G.A.J. Cole, who presented the medal to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. These medals were seldom awarded, only four having been given between 1853 and 1885., 1922 catalogue entry - 'Shakespearian prize medal of the City of London School; silver; 1876'.

  • Marks & inscriptions

    bust of Shakespeare to left : WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE BORN APRIL 23 1564 DIED APRIL 23RD 1616, A group of Shakespearian characters - Prospero and Ariel, Cardinal Wolsey, Lady Macbeth, Falstaff and Henry V : CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL SHAKESPEARIAN PRIZE FOUNDED 1851 BY HENRY B.H. BEAUFOY FRS BORN APRIL 23 1785, B WYON SC, (On rim) GRENVILLE ARTHUR JAMES COLE, 1876.,

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust