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Medal - Colonial & Indian Exhibition, London, Great Britain, 1886 Reg. No: NU 23859
- Bronze medal struck for the Colonial & Indian Exhibition, which was held at South Kensington, London, from 4 May to 20 November 1886. This medal was presented to Frederick McCoy.
About 5000 of these Indian & Colonial Exhibition medals were struck. They were engraved by Leonard Wyon and minted in Birmingham by Heaton's who charged £145 per 1000 medals. The medals were presented with a diploma to each person who took part in the Indian and Colonial exhibition. The recipient's name were not inscribed.
- Bronze prize medal (52 mm diameter) Featuring a head of Albert the Prince of Wales
|Dimensions:||52 mm (Diameter)|
|Dimension Comment:||Black box 75 * 80 mm|
|Tagged with:||exhibitions, museum history, rituraj soni|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, Sir Frederick McCoy, University Professor & Museum Director (1817-1899), Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891)|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Series:||British Exhibition Medals|
|Obverse Description:||Head of the Prince of Wales left, around, ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT; below head, L.C.WYON F.|
|Reverse Description:||Within wreath, COLONIAL / AND INDIAN / EXHIBITION / LONDON / 1886|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT; below head, L.C.WYON F.
Reverse: COLONIAL / AND INDIAN / EXHIBITION / LONDON / 1886
|Issued By:||London, England, Great Britain, 1886|
|Mint:||Heaton & Sons (Mint), Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1886|
|Artist:||Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, England, Great Britain, 1886|
|Awarded To:||Sir Frederick McCoy, Victoria, Australia, 1886
The medals of this exhibition were not inscribed with the recepients' name.