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Victoria and Albert: International Exhibition, 1851

Circular medal of Victoria (1819-1901), queen of Great Britain, and Prince Albert (1819-1861), commemorating the International Industrial Exhibition in London of 1851. Obverse: Two overlapping busts looking to proper right in crowned wreath; inscribed at edge "QUEEN VICTORIA & PR:ALBERT" and ...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "QUEEN VICTORIA & PR:ALBERT" and below "ALLEN & MOORE BIRM". Reverse: Inscribed above "THE INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION/LONDON.1851." and in exergue "PROPOSED BY H.R.H.PRINCE ALBERT./DESIGNED BY JOSEPH PAXTON ESQ.F.L.S.,/ERECTED BY FOX.HENDERSON & Co/LENGTH 1848 FEET.WIDTH 456 FEET./HEIGHT OF PRINCIPAL ROOF 66 FEET./HEIGHT OF TRANSEPT 108 FEET/GLAZED SURFACE 800.000 SUP FEET,/OCCUPIES 18 ACRES/OF GROUND/ESTIMATED VALUE L150.000".

Provenance

By 1921, Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw; 1921, gift of the Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 6, 1921)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Shaw

British, 1851

Place of Manufacture

Birmingham, Great Britain

Accession Number

21.1957

Medium or Technique

Metal; white metal

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals