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Medal - International Exhibition, London, Prize, Great Britain, 1862 Reg. No: NU 18568
- Great Britain London
London Exhibition Prize Medal 1862 (AD)
Awarded to: The Government of Victoria via Barry, Redmond (Sir)
Other Details: Internation Exhibition, London, bronze prize medal, awarded in 1862 to the Government of Victoria via Redmond Barry in Class 21. The International Exhibition was held in South Kensington, London, 1 May - 15 November 1862. Barry's role as Commissioner for the exhibition was marred by mishaps and disappointments.
- The prize medal of the London 1862 Exhibition (bronze, 76 mm diameter) awarded to the Government of Victoria Class XXI. It features a scene of Britannia seated on a raised dais beside a crouching lion surrounded by six women representing Industry, Agriculture and The Arts.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||76 mm (Diameter)|
|Dimension Comment:||weight > 100 g|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Canning Indian Mutiny Collection, Redmond Barry, Judge (1813-1880), Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891)|
|Tertiary Classification:||exhibition prizes|
|Series:||British Exhibition Medals|
|Obverse Description:||Britannia seated on a raised dais beside a crouching lion surrounded by six women representing Industry, Agriculture and The Arts; in small letter below the lion, D. MACLISE R.A. DES. LEONARD C. WYON FEC.|
|Reverse Description:||Within a wreath of oak, 1862 / LONDINI / HONORIS / CAUSA and in small letters the artist's name, L.C. WYON FEC.|
|Edge Description:||GOVERNMENT OF VICTORI. CLASS XXI.|
|Inscriptions:||Edge: GOVERNMENT OF VICTORI. CLASS XXI.
Obverse: in small letter below the lion, D. MACLISE R.A. DES. LEONARD C. WYON FEC.
Reverse: 1862 LONDINI HONORIS CAUSA and in small letters the srtist's name, L.C. WYON FEC.
|Issued By:||London, England, Great Britain, 1862|
|Artist:||Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1862|
|Artist:||D Maclise, London, England, Great Britain, 1862|
|Awarded To:||Sir Redmond Barry, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1862|