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Medal - International Exhibition, London, Prize, Great Britain, 1862 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 37508

Summary:
Great Britain London
London Exhibition Prize Medal 1862 (AD)
Mint: Wyon
Awarded to: Thomas Aitken
Other Details: Internation Exhibition, London, bronze prize medal, awarded in 1862 to Thomas Aitken in Class III. The International Exhibition was held in South Kensington, London, 1 May - 15 November 1862.
Description:
The prize medal of the London 1862 Exhibition (bronze, 76 mm diameter) awarded to Thomas Aitken, Class III. 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.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 76 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: weight > 100 g

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Tagged with: alcohol, art medals, beer, beverages, exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Thomas Aitken, Brewer, Victoria Parade Brewery, East Melbourne, Victoria, Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: exhibition prizes
Series: British Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1862 AD
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: AITKEN [....]S III
Inscriptions: Edge: AITKIN [....]S III
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 artist's name, L.C. WYON FEC.
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Bronze
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: Mr. Thomas Aitken - Victoria Parade Brewery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1862

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