Crystal Palace Exhibition Prize Medal

Object Number: 
INV.10768
Date: 
1851
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 1/16 in. ( 7.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: "W.WYON R.A." Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "ROYAL MINT." Inscription: around edge: "PRIZE MEDAL OF THE EXHIBITION/P. VAN SCHENDEL. CLASS X."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting accolated busts of Victoria and Albert facing left; two dolphins beneath and royal seal at right; legend: "VICTORIA D:G:BRIT: REG F:D: ALBERTUS PRINCEPS CONJUX/MDCCCLI." Reverse depicts seated figure of Fame, at left, placing laurel wreath upon head of kneeling female at right, with four female figures representing different continents standing behind; legend: "DISSOCIATA LOCIS CONCORDI PACE LIGAVIT."
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Creative: Tronvig Group