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Maker(s):

Wyon, Allan Gairdner; artist; British medallist, 1882-1962
Hyderabad Archaeological Society; issuer
Pinhey, Alexander, Sir; issuer; struck in the name of

Collection:

Wyon Collection

Category:

medal

Name(s):

Pinhey Memorial Gold Medal; denomination
medals; Series
prize; subseries
India; subsubseries
A.G.Wyon; signatures

Date:

1916-04-21 uncertain 1916
undated

Description:

The Hyderabad Archaeological Society was founded in 1916 by Ghulam Yazdani, Epigraphist to the Government of India since 1911 and a man widely involved in the creation of learned societies in the British Raj. Instrumental in the foundation was the then-Resident of Hyderabad, Sir Alexander Fleetwood Pinhey, and one of the society's first actions was to establish a prize in his name, to be awarded trienially to scholars from any part of the world for "the best work on Deccan Archaeology or History". Sadly, as Pinhey died in early 1918 the prize had not been awarded before his death. The prize was awarded in the form of a medal, which the Society had designed by Allan Wyon. This is his workshop specimen, in bronze; the actual awards were made in gold.

Production
Place (legacy):

Hyderabad, place of issue, place

Production
Note:

Bronze specimen

Technique:

struck; object

Material:

bronze; object

Dimension(s):

weight, object, 43.73, g
diameter, object, 40.0, mm
die axis, object, 0, degrees

Acquisition:

given; 2005-01-31; Watson, Philip Charles

Provenance:

From the estate of the late Mrs Venetia M. Watson, daughter of the artist

Inscription(s):

design; obverse; SIR ALEXANDER PINHEY, K.C.S.L., C.I.E.; Bust of Sir Alexander Pinhey half right with inscription around
design; reverse; AWARDED / BY THE / HYDERABAD / ARCHÆOLOGICAL / SOCIETY·FOR / ORIGINAL·RESEARCH / IN DECCAN / HISTORY·AND / ARCHÆOLOGY; Legend with foliate ornament in circle of points

Documentation:

, Hyderabad Archaeological Society Anthropological Note: Pinhey Memorial Medal.London: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Source Title: Man 17 (October-1917) : 168
p. 168
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0025-1496%28191710%291%3A17%3C168%3A1%3E2.0.CO%3B2-3

Accession:

Object Number: CM.17-2005
(Coins and Medals)
(record id: 156536; input: 2007-09-19; modified: 2013-01-28)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/156536



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