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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1842 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt bronze

  • Museum number:

    1424-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal commemorates Prince Albert laying the first stone of the New Royal Exchange in January 1842.

Physical description

Medal, gilt bronze, struck from a die. Obv: VICTORIA D. G BRITANNIARUM REGINA F: D: Head to left, crowned. Rev: IN COMMEMORATION OF LAYING THE STONE OF THE NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE BY H.R.H: PRINCE ALBERT CONSORT OF H: M: QUEEN VICTORIA 17 JANUARY 1842 IN THE FIFTH YEAR OF HER REIGN.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1842 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Gilt bronze

Marks and inscriptions

Obv: VICTORIA D. G BRITANNIARUM REGINA F: D: Rev: IN COMMEMORATION OF LAYING THE STONE OF THE NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE BY H.R.H: PRINCE ALBERT CONSORT OF H: M: QUEEN VICTORIA 17 JANUARY 1842 IN THE FIFTH YEAR OF HER REIGN.

Rev: IN COMMEMORATION OF LAYING THE STONE OF THE NEW ROYAL EXCHANGE BY H.R.H: PRINCE ALBERT CONSORT OF H: M: QUEEN VICTORIA 17 JANUARY 1842 IN THE FIFTH YEAR OF HER REIGN.

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.75 in, Length: 2.4375 in

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Medal, gilt bronze, commemorating Prince Albert laying the first stone of the New Royal Exchange in 1842.

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.227

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Gilt

Categories

Coins & Medals; Royalty

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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