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Medal - Colonial & Indian Exhibition, London, Great Britain, 1886 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 23859

Summary:
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.
Description:
Bronze prize medal (52 mm diameter) Featuring a head of Albert the Prince of Wales
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 52 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Black box 75 * 80 mm

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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
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: exhibitions
Series: British Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1886 AD
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
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT; below head, L.C.WYON F.
Reverse: COLONIAL / AND INDIAN / EXHIBITION / LONDON / 1886
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
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.
References: Brown 3209

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