Tenth Anniversary of the Death of Matthew Boulton
Tenth Anniversary of the Death of Matthew Boulton, bronze medal, 1819, by G. Pidgeon, after P. Rouw, draped bust of Matthew Boulton, bare head right, MATTHAEUS BOULTON, rev. inscription within open wreath, INVENTAS/ AVT QUI VITAM/ EXCOLVERE PER/ ARTIS (AND THOSE WHO HAVE ENRICHED LIFE BY DISCOVERING ARTS), with lettered edge, 63 mm (BHM 976). Minor surface marks, otherwise extremely fine. £Sold
The edge inscription translates as “Matthew Robinson Boulton dedicates this to the Friends of his Father 1819”. Brown notes that these are much rare than the specimens with a plain edge.
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