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Title: 1966N693 Commemorative Medal - Death of Matthew Boulton
Description: 1966N693 [Reverse]
Commemorative Medal - Death of Matthew Boulton, 1809
Manufacturers: Matthew Robinson Boulton, Soho Mint
Engraver: Peter Wyon

Inscription reads:
'BY THE SKILFUL EXERTION OF A MIND TURNED TO PHILOSOPY AND MECHANICS THE APPLICATION OF A TASTE CORRECT & REFINED & AN ARDENT SPIRIT OF ENTERPRISE HE IMPROVED, EMBELISHED & EXTENDED THE ARTS & MANUFACTURES OF HIS COUNTRY LEAVING HIS ESTABLISHMENT OF SOHO A NOBLE MONUMENT OF HIS GENIUS, INDUSTRY, & SUCCESS. THE CHARACTER HIS TALENTS HAD RAISED, HIS VIRTUES ADORNED & EXALTED. ACTIVE TO DISCOVER MERIT AND PROMPT TO RELIEVE DISTRESS. HIS ENCOURAGEMENT WAS LIBERAL HIS BENEVOLENCE UNWEARIED. HONOURED & ADMIRED AT HOME & ABROAD. HE CLOSED A LIFE EMINENTLY USEFUL. THE 17TH AUGUST 1809 AGED 81 ESTEEMED, LOVED, & LAMENTED'.
Keywords:
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Birmingham Museums Trust/Soho House
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Numismatics
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Metal
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Copper
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Birmingham history
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Credit Line: Transferred from the Birmingham Reference Library, 1966.