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The Great Exhibition Queen Victoria and Prince Albert: CM.M.278-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Great Exhibition Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Maker(s)

Engraver: Allan, David
Engraver: More, Jacob

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919-11-22) by Fry, Geoffrey

Dating

Production date: AD 1851

Components of the work

Object composed of white metal Diameter (min) 51.3 mm Diameter 51.3 mm Weight 39.16 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Conjoined draped busts of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria facing left he bare headed she diademed. Crowned open wreath on a wide border, sword and sceptre above.

  • Text: QUEEN VICTORIA & PR: ALBERT
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: View of the exhibition buildings

  • Text: Legend: THE INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION LONDON, 1851. 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 EET, HEIGHT OF TRANSEPT 108 FEET, GLAZED SURFACE 900,000 SUP FEET, OCCUPIES 18 ACRES OF GROUND, ESTIMATED VALUE £150,000.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.M.278-R
Primary reference Number: 229318
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Thursday 29 August 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "The Great Exhibition Queen Victoria and Prince Albert" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/229318 Accessed: 2024-05-23 14:02:13

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