‘More widely known by his works than any other living artist’: William Wyon RA (1795-1851) – Sir Mark Jones

William Wyon’s work aroused much controversy and comment. This paper looks at the market for medals and coins, the impact of his work on contemporaries and the reputation that it created for him and the Royal Mint during his lifetime.

Sir Mark Jones, former curator of medals at the British Museum, is Chair of the National Trust for Scotland, the Pilgrim Trust and Hospitalfield and owner of Golden Hare Books.