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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1897 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    1948-1897

  • 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 bears the inscription 'THE PRIME MINISTERS OF HER MEJESTY'S REIGN MARQUIS OF SALISBURY 1837- 1897'. A tablet with a palm-branch, surrounded by nine shields bearing names, separated by emblems is also depicted, while between the dates there is a portcullis.

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: THE PRIME MINISTERS OF HER MEJESTY'S REIGN MARQUIS OF SALISBURY 1837- 1897. A tablet with a palm-branch, surrounded by nine shields bearing names, separated by emblems; between the dates, a portcullis. Signed SPINK & SON LONDON.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1897 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 2 in

Object history note

Given by Messrs Spink & Son.

Descriptive line

Medal, 60th anniversary, prime ministers of Queen Victoria's reign.

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.271-2

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Palm branch

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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