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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:

    1954-1897

  • 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 'MAY THE BLESSINGS OF PEACE CONTINUE TO CROWN YOUR GLORIOUS REIGN'. A winged female figure is depicted standing on the globe, holding two wreaths encircling the dates 1837 1897. Springing from either side of the globe, there are roses, thistles, and shamrocks.

Physical description

Medal, bronze, struck from a die. Obv: VICTORIA QUEEN AND EMPRESS TO COMMEMORATE THE 60TH YEAR OF HER MAJESTY'S REIGN. Crowned and laureated bust of Queen Victoria to left. Signed F. BOWCHER. F. Rev: MAY THE BLESSINGS OF PEACE CONTINUE TO CROWN YOUR GLORIOUS REIGN. A winged female figure standing on the globe, holding two wreaths encircling the dates 1837 1897; springing from either side of the globe, the rose, thistle, and shamrock. Signed SPINK LONDON.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1897 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.5 in

Object history note

Given by Messrs Spink and Sons.

Descriptive line

Medal, Queen Victoria, 60th anniversary, winged figure on globe, rose, thistle, shamrock.

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.273

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Globe; Wreath

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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