Object Title

Medal - Small commemorative medal of John Wilkes

Medal - Small commemorative medal of John Wilkes

Date

1760-1770

Object Number

XVIII.794

Provenance

Purchased from A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, 2 April 2001.

Physical Description

A small brass medal, probably used as a counter or gambling token, and dating from the time of Wilkes's candidature in the Middlesex elections of 1768, rather than from the time of his imprisonment in the Tower, in 1763

Techniques

Stamped

Materials

Dimensions

OverallDiameter19 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Inscription
Obverse: WILKES AND LIBERTY Reverse: 45
On obverse and reverse
Stamped

Associations

Places Britain