100572 | GREAT BRITAIN. Canterbury Cathedral white metal Medal.
100572 | GREAT BRITAIN. Canterbury Cathedral white metal Medal. Issued circa 1841-1850. Architectural series: Canterbury Cathedral (60mm, 82.87 g, 12h). By J. Davis in Birmingham.
View of the cathedral in perspective; in three lines in exergue, CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL / DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO / H. R. H. PRINCE ALBERT / CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL / VIEW OF THE NAVE, ornate perspective interior view of the nave. Edge: Plain.
BHM 2367; Taylor 1a. Gem Mint State. Exceedingly mirrored and prooflike surfaces, with some frosting to the high relief devices; a few light marks in the fields are noted by do not detract from its brilliance. Includes old collector's ticket.
Reminiscent of Wiener's series of Cathedral medals, J. Davis produced some attractive architectural types for various English houses of worship, paralleling the series. Among other things, the cathedral at Canterbury contains monuments to Edward (the Black Prince), Henry IV, and the shrine of Thomas à Becket (St. Thomas of Canterbury).
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