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Medal - International Exhibition, Prize, London, Great Britain, 1862 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 22431

Summary:
Great Britain London
London Exhibition Prize Medal 1862 (AD)
Mint: Wyon
Awarded to: Mueller, Ferdinand von
Other Details: Internation Exhibition, London, bronze prize medal, awarded to Ferdinand von Mueller in 1862. The International Exhibition was held in South Kensington, London, 1 May - 15 November 1862.
Description:
The prize medal of the London 1862 Exhibition in bronze (76 mm diameter) awarded to Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, 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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 76 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: weight > 100 g

More information

Tagged with: art medals, exhibitions, piamo, piano, perince albert -medallions, recipients, c lewis
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Botanist & Explorer (1825-1896), Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891)
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: DR. F. MUELLER, CLASS III.
Inscriptions: Edge: DR. F. MUELLER, CLASS 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 srtist's name, L.C. WYON FEC.
Shape: Round
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: Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1862

Comments

Artash Posted on 24 Nov 2009 5:33 AM
Hi
I have a piano (Bosendorfer)with 1862 Londini Honoris Causa medal. I would like to know weather this has got this prize during that exhibition?
Discovery Centre Posted on 19 Dec 2009 3:05 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Artash. It seems that Bosendorfer did win a medal at the 1862 London Exhibition for 'General Excellence of Pianos'. Whether or not this was for a specific piano or not I'm unsure. It is probably a good idea to try to find a catalogue of the exhibition in a library and consult this. Musical instruments are listed in Section II, Class 16 as detailed at http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/wiki/1862_London_Exhibition:_Catalogue
Liz Gill Posted on 24 Mar 2010 5:28 PM
I have just bought a cedar antique dining table made in Sydney by Jones and Son Camperdown with a label that in one corner has the emblem for 1862 Londini honoris causa.
I would like to know what this means and would appreciate any enlightenment that you might give me
Thank you and looking forward to your reply
Kind regards
Liz
Discovery Centre Posted on 29 Mar 2010 12:20 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Liz - ‘Honoris causa’ means ‘for the sake of honour’. It is typically applied to an honorary degree conferred by a university. The phrase was also used on the medals for the 1862 London international exhibition, as ‘Londini honoris causa’. In this instance it seems to have been used simply to mean the recipient was being honoured for their achievement in their exhibition entry.
Strahinja Stojanovic Posted on 22 Jun 2010 6:33 PM
Hi. Sorry for my english. I have Bosendorfer piano which have 3 "stamp" "MEDALLE 1862 LONDINI HONORIS" and "GENERAL EX CELLEXCELLENCE". I would to know how to sell this piano and which is price? Thanks
Discovery Centre Posted on 23 Jun 2010 3:03 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Strahinja, as indicated above Museum Victoria can't give valuations nor can we advise on selling items. You should contact an antique dealer or piano seller in your country that deals with such items.
Gloria Chase Posted on 14 Mar 2011 11:08 AM
I also have a piano with the 1862 medal of excellence on it but it is a Primrose Model. This was the closest thing on the net to the description. Just thought I would mention it and will continue searching for the history.
davide Posted on 05 May 2012 5:36 AM
ho una medaglia landini 1862 intitolata a giucestre e co class 10 vorrei sapere la sua storia
Barbara Posted on 27 Jan 2014 12:42 AM
Hi!
I have some Russian silver marked with Honoris Causa Londini 1862...does this mean that the silversmith received some kind of recognition?

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