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Brass Medal

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hyams, Hyam (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This brass medal was produced to commemorate the opening of the new Houses of Parliament in 1847. On the obverse face Queen Victoria is shown in profile while on the reverse side the 'New Houses of Parliament' are shown from the river.

Physical description

Medal, brass. Commemorating the opening of the new Houses of Parliament. Obv., head of 'Victoria regina. 1846.' Rev., the river frontage of the Houses and the words, 'New Houses of Parliament.' In the exergue, 'Opened Nov. 1847', and 'H. Hyams, London.'

Place of Origin

London (made)


19th century (made)


Hyams, Hyam (maker)

Materials and Techniques



Diameter: 0.875 in

Object history note

Given by the late Thomas Tapping, Esq.

Descriptive line

Medal, brass, commemorating new Houses of Parliament

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1886. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1887. pp.28



Subjects depicted

Houses of Parliament


Sculpture Collection

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