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Numismatics

ID number:  WB-HC0409
Object type:  Medal
Institution:  Winterbourne House and Garden
Named collection:  Winterbourne University Collection
Maker:  Birmingham Mint (Ralph Heaton & Sons)
Denomination:  Commemorative medal for opening of Birmingham University, 1909
Place made:  West Midlands: Birmingham
Date made:  1909
Metal:  Metal alloy; Textile
Diameter (cm):  overall: 3.5 cm (H x W x D x Dia x Wt)

Description:  Medal struck to commemorate the opening of Birmingham University, 1909, bearing the heads of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in profile on obverse, and on reverse the inscription 'TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY 1909'. Gilt copper, made by Birmingham Mint. Metal ring threaded through hole in the top, with red, white and blue striped ribbon attached. Issued to be worn by attendees.

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