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Queen Victoria Coronation Medal

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1838 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pistrucci, Benedetto, born 1784 - died 1855 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Museum number:

    A.83-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal depicting Queen Victoria is made by Benedetto Pistrucci in England in 1838.
This was the official medal produced by the Royal Mint for distribution at the coronation and sale to the public. It was struck in gold, silver, bronzed copper and platinum.

Physical description

Obverse: head of Queen Victoria, wearing a diadem and facing left. Inscribed.
Reverse: Queen Victoria wears classical dress and sits enthroned, holding an orb and sceptre. Behind her seat are a lion and a cluster of thunderbolts. The three female figures of Britannia, Hibernia and Scotia offer her a crown. Inscribed.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1838 (made)

Artist/maker

Pistrucci, Benedetto, born 1784 - died 1855 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Marks and inscriptions

'VICTORIA D.G. BRITANNIARUM REGINA F.D.'
obverse

'ERIMUS TIBI NOBILE REGNUM' [in exergue] 'INAUGURATA / DIE JUNII XXVIII / MDCCCXXXVIII'
'we will be a noble kngdom to thee' [and] 'crowned June 28 1838'
reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.7 cm

Object history note

Given by Professor J. Hull Grundy and Mrs. Ann Hull Grundy, in 1980.

Descriptive line

Medal, silver, Queen Victoria Coronation Medal, by Benedetto Pistrucci, English, 1838

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

Brown, Lawrence. British Historical Medals 1837-1901 - Vol II, The Reign of Queen Victoria. London: 1987, cat.no. 1801

Subjects depicted

Diadem; Sceptre; Orb

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Royalty; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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