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'Soane Medal', gold version presented to Sir John Soane by the Architects of England, 1835

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Museum number: SDR21.3

Curatorial note

The Soane Gold Medal was presented in 1835 to Sir John Soane by 'the Architects of England' in recognition of his 'essential services to Architecture' and engraved by Wyon, the chief engraver to His Majesty's Mint. The front of the gold version presented to Soane shows his profile taken from the Chantrey bust which is still in the Museum; the reverse featured 'a portion of his favourite work', The Bank of England. The medal was produced for subscribers in silver and bronze.


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