Unique ID: BUC-D9F971

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A commemorative medallionThe obverse has busts of the king & Queen facing right with a marginal inscription of EDWARD VII AND QUEEN ALEXANDRA The reverse has a design probably of oak leaves and sceptre and in the field with the indcription CROWNED 26 JUNE 1902


Edward VII and Alexandra were crowned at Westminster Abbey on 9 August 1902 by the 80-year-old Archbishop of Canterbury, Frederick Temple, who died only four months later. Edward's coronation had originally been scheduled for 26 June, but two days before on 24 June, Edward was diagnosed with appendicitis. Thanks to developments in anaesthesia and antisepsis in the preceding 50 years, he underwent a life-saving operation, performed by Sir Frederick Treves. This was at a time when appendicitis was generally not treated operatively and carried a high mortality rate.Treves, with the support of Lord Lister, performed a then-radical operation of draining the infected appendix through a small incision. The next day, Edward was sitting up in bed, smoking a cigar.Two weeks later, it was announced that the King was out of danger. Treves was honoured with a baronetcy (which Edward had arranged before the operation)and appendix surgery entered the medical mainstream. Information from Wikepedia.

Recorded as part of a field study in the parish

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Exactly AD 1902

Dimensions and weight

Width: 22.4 mm
Thickness: 1.07 mm
Weight: 2.7 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th September 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Paul Manning - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Paul Manning - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Ms Ros Tyrrell - [ view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Milled [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Numismatic data

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A resized image of Edward VII Coronation Pendant

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Northamptonshire
District: South Northamptonshire
Parish: Stoke Bruerne

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7449
Four figure Latitude: 52.134356 Four figure longitude: -0.920269
1:25K map: SP7449
1:10K map: SP74NW
WOEID: 26349777
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

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Created: Saturday 24th September 2011
Updated: Monday 26th September 2011

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