Copy of the reverse of a medal depicting Sir Richard Shelley, Grand Prior of England, Knight of Malta. The original medal by an unknown (Venetian?) Italian artist was cast in about 1577. This reverse electrotype copy was made circa 1881 at British Museum by Robert Ready from a cast bronze medal in the museum's collection (Reg. G3,IP.945). The electrotype was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in the late 1880s and displayed. It was transferred to the Science Museum of Victoria in 1976.
Not held (Portrait of Sir Richard)
Arm issuing from clouds holding shield with crest, arms of Shelley; around, SPOLIATI CLYPEVS OBSES.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
71 mm (Outside Diameter)
British Museum Reg: G3,IP.945 (Reverse only)