Medal commemorating the Old Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Medal commemorating the Old Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Obverse: Flamsteed House. Legend: 'GREENWICH'. Reverse: Inscription within a decorative border, 'OLD GREENWICH OBSERVATORY. Flamsteed house, one of Wren's architectural gems, commissioned by Charles II in 1675 and built (on the foundations of Duke Humphey's watchtower) for £520'. One of a series of medals produced for Architectural Heritage Year.

Object Details

ID: MEC2725
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Date made: 1976
People: Wren, Christopher; King Charles II Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 39 mm

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