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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.66.1
People
William Wyon, British (Birmingham 1795 - 1851 Brighton)
Leonard Charles Wyon, British, English (London 1826 - 1891 London)
Title
The Great Exhibition Prize Medal
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Medal Portrait of Victoria and Albert
Classification
Medals and Medallions
Work Type
medal
Date
1851
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/146959
Location
Level 2, Room 2340, European and American Art, 17th–19th century, The Silver Cabinet: Art and Ritual, 1600–1850
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
7.46 cm diam. (2 15/16 in.)
247.36 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: lower edge of obv.:"W.WYON RA ; l.l. of rev.: LEONARD C: WYON/ DES. & SC:
  • inscription: obverse, around perimeter: VICTORIA D:G:BRIT:REG.:F:D.ALBERTUS PRINCEPS CONJUX. MDCCCLI (below)
  • inscription: obverse, l.r.: ROYAL MINT
  • inscription: reverse, around perimeter: DISSOCIATA LOCIS CONCORDI PACE LIGAVIT
  • inscription: reverse, l.r.: ROYAL MINT LONDON / 1851
  • inscription: around perimeter, incised: [above:] P.D. MILON, SEN. CLASS XX; [below:] PRIZE MEDAL OF THE EXHIBITION
Provenance
David N. Silich, Gift to Harvard University Art Museum, 2/15/02.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Corina and David Silich-von Schulthess in memory of Dr. Leo Mildenberg
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.66.1
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Relief profile portraits of Victoria and Albert facing left with two dolphins below, trident insignia to right; Reverse: Scene of coronation with four continents behind, from right to left, America, Africa, Asia and Europe in foreground
Exhibition History

32Q: 2340 Cabinet Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/25/2019 - 12/31/2024

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