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Gilded electrotype copy of John Earl of Eldon Lord High Chancellor of Brittain 1827 medal 48mm by C. Voigt BHM#1308.

 

John Scott, first Lord Eldon(1751-1838), barrister. He was appointed Attorney-General in 1793 and created Baron Eldon of Eldon in 1799. In 1801 he was appointed Lord Chancellor but surrendered the seals after Pitt's death in 1806 during which year he acted as adviser to Caroline Princess of Wales. He resumed the Great Seal in the Portland administration in 1807. In 1821 he received the titles of Viscount Encombe and Earl of Eldon. The judgements that Eldon gave were hardly ever reversed and his work is noted for the permanent form it gave to the law.

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Excellent detail. This medal appears to have much greater depth than the Arthur you also posted. Wonder if the processes were identical.

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Excellent detail. This medal appears to have much greater depth than the Arthur you also posted. Wonder if the processes were identical.

I think the processes were the same, they both, pictures & electrotypes, are pretty true representations of the original medals, which in fact have roughly the same depth as each other(quite high relief) it is just this one by Voigt is rather special in its execution. My pictures of both medals do seem to do them both justice, the Wellington in hand looks great.......until you compare it directly to the Eldon, which has so much more finely detailed engraving, the wig, collar, ruff, shoulder and sleeve add a lot to the image, whereas the Wellington seems to just be a bust, nicely done though it is. One final point is that the inscription on the Eldon has so much more height to it, which is true of the original medals. Wow what a long winded answer, I do rattle on sometimes.

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