Shakespeare Medal - dedicated to Empress of Russia

Scope and Content

Medal issued on the occasion of the Sakespeare's England exhibition. Dedicated to Empress of Russia. Accompanied by case. Made by Vaughtons Ltd., Goldsmiths and Medallists, Birmingham; manufacturer's name inscribed below raised Shakespeare bust and inside the case.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Recto: embossed with bust of Shakespeare; 'William Shakespeare' inscribed underneath the bust.

Verso: inscribed as follows: 'Struck by the Shakespeare Memorial Committee at "Shakespeare's England", 1616-1916, the recipient's name, Her Imperial Majesty Marie Empress of Russia, is inscribed in the book of The World's Tribute to Shakespeare, MIMXII'.

Probably made of bronze.