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Opening of the New Council Chamber, Guildhall. 1884: CM.TR.2194-R

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Opening of the New Council Chamber, Guildhall. 1884


Ruler: Victoria (1837-1901)
Engraver: Wyon, Alfred Benjamin
Engraver: Wyon, Joseph Shepherd




History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1937) by Trinity College, Cambridge


Production date: AD 1884

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 76 mm Diameter 76 mm

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: The interior of the council chamber, to the left and right, supporters of the City arms amid scroll work; below, wreath of oak and the arms of the City , legend dividing the interior from the border.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Londinia standing in front of the civic chair attended by Commerce and Magistracy addressing a council comprising Liberty, Liberality, and Learning. In the exergue the Cap of Maintenance above an oak wreath and the City sword and Mace entwined with ribband bearing the City motto.

  • Text: (in exergue) DOMINE DIRIGE NOS.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.TR.2194-R
Primary reference Number: 228173
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 29 March 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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