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International Exhibition Queen Victoria and Napoleon III: CM.YG.3480-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


International Exhibition Queen Victoria and Napoleon III


Engraver: Allan, David
Engraver: More, Jacob



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1936) by Young, Arthur W.


Production date: AD 1862

Components of the work

Object composed of white metal Diameter (min) 38.7 mm Diameter 38.7 mm Weight 14.14 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Angel holding oval medallions bearing the heads of Napoleon III and Queen Victoria. Arms of France and Britain below

  • Text: Above Napoleon I II: NAPOLEON Above Queen Victoria: VICTORIA
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: View of the exhibition buildings within inscribed rectangular panel

  • Text: Inscription on rectangular panel: WEST FRONT VIEW Above: INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OPEND MAY1 ST- 1862 Below: COVERS A PSACE OF 26 ACRES 1200 FT - LONG. 700FT WIDE DOMES 250 FT HIGH CST £300'000
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.YG.3480-R
Primary reference Number: 229337
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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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