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Medal - Medal

Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1844 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    1425B-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal commemorates the opening of the New Royal Exchange by Queen Victoria on 28th October 1844 as well as the laying of the first stone by Prince Albert in January 1842. The shield of arms and crest of Sir Thomas Gresham and the shield of arms of the City of London and the Mercers' Company are also depicted within a wreath of oak and laurel.

Physical description

Medal, bronze, struck from a die. Obv: ROYAL EXCHANGE OPENED BY H: M: QUEEN VICTORIA OCT: 28 1844. Head to the left, crowned. Rev: FIRST STONE LAID BY H.R.H. PRINCE ALBERT JANY. 17 1842. The shield of arms and crest of Sir Thomas Gresham and the shield of arms of the City of London and the Mercers' Company, with a wreath of oak and laurel.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1844 (made)

Artist/maker

Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.06 in

Object history note

Given by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence Bart.,M.P.

Descriptive line

Medal, Queen Victoria opens the Royal Exchanges

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1900. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1903. pp.228
Brown, Laurence. British Historical Medals 1837-1901: The Reign of Queen Victoria. London. 1987.

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Struck

Subjects depicted

Wreath

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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