BUC-D9F971: Edward VII Coronation Pendant

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MEDALLION

Unique ID: BUC-D9F971

Object type certainty: Certain
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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

Notes:

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

Chronology

Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Date from: Exactly AD 1902
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

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

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Paul Manning
Identified by: Mr Paul Manning
Secondary identifier: Ms Ros Tyrrell

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Stoke Bruerne (Civil Parish)

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

General landuse: Cultivated land

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Recording Institution: BUC
Created: Saturday 24th September 2011
Updated: Monday 26th September 2011

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