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ID number:  BIRRC-H0012c
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  University Heritage Collection
Title / Object name:  Commemorative medal in leather pouch
Object type:  Medal
Date made:  c. 1909
Materials:  Bronze and leather
Measurements:  6.3x 8.2
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Commemorative medal in Depicts the royal couple in relief, surrounded by the inscription. Is attached to a bronze crest of the University. The crest is backed with a pin so that it may be attached to clothing. Reverse of the medal has second inscription on scroll, with a small relief of the Aston Webb building. The medal is in a soft leather pouch, brown in colour. It has a flap with a brown metal button to close it. A gold 'G' is on the upper-left of the flap.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Coin front: 'EDWARDVS.REX.ET.IMP.ET.ALEXANDRA.REG.1909'
Coin reverse: 'TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE BIRMINGHAM VNIVERSITY 1909'
Leather pouch: 'G'

Notes:  This medal is an example of many produced for the official opening of the University of Birmingham in 1909 by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.

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