Numismatics
Engraver: Thomas Wyon II, British, 1792–1817
Honorand: Samuel Finley Breese Morse, American, 1791–1872, B. A. 1810, M.A. 1816, LL.D. 1846
Publisher: Royal Society of Arts

Medal for the Model of the “Dying Hercules”

1813

Gold

Coin: 42.66 gm, 11:00, 40.00 mm
Gift of Mrs. Samuel F. B. Morse
1876.6
This medal, struck by the Royal Society of Arts, was awarded to Samuel F. B. Morse (1791–1872) for Morse’s sculpture of the Dying Hercules, which had been exhibited in London. The sculpture served as a model for Morse’s painting on the same theme. The medal was given to the Yale University Art Gallery by Morse’s widow; the sculpture (1866.4) and the painting (1866.3) are also in the Gallery’s collection.
Geography: 
Made in England
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Numismatics
Status: 
Not on view
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