Object Title

Commemorative Medal

Commemorative Medal

Date

1916

Object Number

XVIII.655

Provenance

Purchased in auction at James Adam, July 1999

Physical Description

Cast bronze medal, by Karl Goetz. Obverse: hangman fitting noose around the neck of Roger Casement, legend around 'Englands Tatendrang'(England's oppression). Reverse: torture chamber scene, large bound volume at centre entitled 'Englisch Gesetz um 1351'(English law in 1351), the whole overlaid with a spider's web, spider at centre, legend 'Eduard III tote Hand legt den Strang ums Irenland'(the dead hand of Edward III strangles Ireland).

Dimensions

Dimensions: Diameter: 58 mm (2.3 in.)

Inscriptions and Marks

KG on obverse (Karl Goetz)

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

Roger Casement was imprisoned in the Tower 22 April- 15 May 1916 and hanged in Pentonville prison 3 August 1916.