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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1897 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bowcher, Frank, born 1864 - died 1938 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal was struck to commemorate the sixtieth year of Queen Victoria's reign. The obverse depicts the Queen while the reverse shows a steamer at sea and a locomotive issuing from a tunnel with the inscription BRITISH COMMERCE 1837-1897.

Physical description

Medal, bronze, struck from a die. Obv: VICTORIA d: g: BRITT: REGINA F: D: IND: IMP: IN. COMMEMOR. AN. REG. SEXAGESIMI MDCCCXCVII. Crowned and laureated bust of Queen Victoria to left. Signed on the truncation F B. Rev: BRITISH COMMERCE 1837 1897. A steamer at sea; below, a locomotive issuing from a tunnel, between the two hemispheres of the globe. Signed SPINK & SON LONDON.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1897 (made)


Bowcher, Frank, born 1864 - died 1938 (maker)

Materials and Techniques



Diameter: 2 in

Object history note

Given by Messrs. Spink and Son.

Descriptive line

Medal, 60th anniversary, ship, train, British commerce.

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1897. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1901. pp.271



Subjects depicted

Paddle steamer


Sculpture Collection

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