Stonehenge, Bronze Medal,
Stonehenge, Bronze Medal,
Stonehenge, Bronze Medal,

Stonehenge, Bronze Medal,

1796 England

Offered by Timothy Millett Ltd.

£495 gbp
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Stonehenge, , bronze medal, 1796, by T. Wyon snr. a view of Stonehenge with a wreath inscribed, with a druids head over a ribbon, STONEHENGE 1796/ TANTUM RELIGIO POTUIT, ( SO GREAT WAS THE POWER OF RELIGION). rev. a circular calendar with druidical signs representing the orrery of the druids, ORREY/ OF THE /DRUIDS, 50 mm, (BHM. 417). Extremely fine and rare.

This was a subscription medal, intended to raise money for a number of political radicals including Thomas Muir of Hunterskill, who had been tried for sedition and sentenced to transportation to New South Wales.

The British Museum note that "This medal was issued by the Ancient Druids Universal Brethren. The designer was William Blake who had not seen Stonehenge and gathered his idea of it from drawings by Stukeley."
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