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White metal medal by Bennett of Sarum, c. 1860

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Discover some of the coins in the Winchester Cabinet, a collection of over 3000 ancient coins, medals and tokens collected by William Eyre, an eighteenth-century barrister, held by Leeds Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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White metal medal by Bennett of Sarum, found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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Silver tetradrachm in the name of Alexander III, Macedonia, found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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This medal was added to the Cabinet sometime after Willian Eyre’s death. Medal making originated as a form of art in Italy during the Renaissance, and they were often made as commemorative objects.

This medal of Winchester Cathedral shows the West front of the cathedral on one side and an interior perspective of the choir on the other. It may have been made as a presentation piece or perhaps simply to demonstrate the skill of the engraver.

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