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Queen's ware medal of the head of Numa Pompilius - 1773

Queen's ware medal of the head of Numa Pompilius
    Queen's ware medal of the head of Numa Pompilius

Queen's ware factory record of the Roman History medals of the head of Numa Pomilius, and on the reverse, Numa giving law unto the people.

The Ancient Roman History Medals depict a series of famous historical events dating from the foundation of the Roman Republic to the end of the Consular government and the beginning of the Augustan Age. As this is an earthenware copy of these medals, we know that this was not intended for sale to the public, as the Roman History medals were made out of black basalt. Instead this particular medal would have served as a record to the factory of the many different medals that Wedgwood made. The front of the medal shows the head of the Numa Pomilius, the legendary second king of Rome, and on the reverse, Numa giving law unto the people.

  • Type of object: Plaques and medallions/ medallion
  • Year produced: 1773
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Glaze: unglazed
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 2082
  • Dimensions: 39 mm (diameter), 2 mm (depth)

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