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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1863 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, J. S. (maker)
    Wyon, A. B. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze, struck

  • Museum number:

    1432&A-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The treaty of marriage between the Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra was agreed in February 1863 and arrangements were made for the Princess's visit to Britain in March that year. This medal was produced to commemorate the public entry of Princess Alexandra into the City of London.

Physical description

medal, bronze, struck from a die, commemorating the public entry into the City of London of Princess Alexandra of Denmark, afterwards Princess of Wales, 7th March 1863. Obv.: ALEXANDRA. Head to left. Rev.: WELCOME ALEXANDRA MAR. 1863. The Princess lead by the Prince of Wales and attended by Hymen is welcomed by a female figure representing the City of London, accompanied by Peace and Plenty; the latter offers a diamond necklace and earrings. In the background the triumphal arch erected at London Bridge. In the exergue, the shield of arms of the City of London.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1863 (made)

Artist/maker

Wyon, J. S. (maker)
Wyon, A. B. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze, struck

Marks and inscriptions

Obv.: ALEXANDRA.

Rev.: WELCOME ALEXANDRA MAR. 1863.

Dimensions

Diameter: 3 in

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Medal, commemorating the visit to London of Princess Alexandra of Denmark, later Princess of Wales, in 1863.

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.229
Brown, Laurence. British Historical Medals 1837-1901: The Reign of Queen Victoria. London. 1987.

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Coins & Medals; Royalty

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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