Medal (Obverse), commemorating Sir Walter Scott

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Medal (Obverse), commemorating Sir Walter Scott

This is the obverse of a bronze medal commemorating Sir Walter Scott. Dating from 1822, the medal was made by W. Bain and B.R. Faulkner.

The obverse depicts a bust of Scott with the surrounding text, 'Sir Walter Scott Bart'.

Influential throughout Europe and America, Scott is known as the father of the historical novel. Born in Edinburgh in 1771, he trained as a lawyer but was drawn to writing. His first major publication was 'The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border' in 1802-3.

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Online ID: 000-190-001-318-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1949.972
Date: 1822
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 49 mm
What: Medal, commemorative
Subject: Medals (NMAS Classification)
Who: B.R. Faulkner (Maker)
Forrests (Director)
Lady of the Lake
Sir Walter Scott, 1771 - 1832
W. Bain (Maker)
Description: Bronze medal of Sir Walter Scott, by W. Bain and B.R. Faulkner directed by Forrests, 1822
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