RICHARD FOX, TERCENTENARY OF THE FOUNDING OF CORPUS
CHRISTI COLLEGE, OXFORD
PIDGEON, G.F.: England, 1817,
Bronze, 70 mm
Obv: Bust of Richard Fox MVNIFICENTIAE RICARDI FOX ALVMNI C. C. C. OXON
(Students past and present of Corpus Christi College Oxford dedicate this to
the generosity of Richard Fox).
Rev: Inscription on pedestal within closed wreath. COMMEMORATIO SAECVLARIS.
DIE XVIII. MENS. IVNII ANNO SALVTIS CHRISTIANAE, M. D. CCC. XVII OB. ANNVM
EX PLETVM. A. COL LEGIO. FVNDATO. TRECENTESIMVM IOANNE. COOKE S. T. P.
PRAESIDENTE. FELICITER (Centennial commemoration on 18 June 1817 the
completion of the Tercentenary of the College. John Cooke, Professor of
Sacred Theology, was President).
Signed: PIDGEON SCULP./ R.B. ET. R. AVRRR. AAA. F.F. (Made by Rundell,
Bridge and Rundell, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths).
Richard Fox (1448?-1528), bishop of Winchester, was the founder of Corpus
Christi College, Oxford in 1516.
Ref: BHM i, 231/959; Eimer 1104; Weiss BW185
Richard Fox (also Foxe) (c.1448-1528), Bishop of
Winchester, was a prelate, statesman and
diplomat. He held many high offices, including that of Secretary of State
and Lord Privy Seal and was employed by Henry VIII. In 1516, Fox founded
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and established free schools at Taunton and
Eimer attributes this medal to E. Avern.
Biography of Richard
Foxe (from wikipedia)
of Corpus Christi College (from ccc.ox.ac.uk)