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1837 Victoria Accession Griffin and Hyams Copper Gilt Medal

1837 Victoria Accession Griffin and Hyams Copper Gilt Medal Obverse

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£545.00
Very rare. Accession of Queen Victoria 1837 medal in copper gilt by Griffin & Hyams. Obverse: left-facing youthful portrait of Queen Victoria wearing earring and diadem, signed ‘J. BARBER’ (British medallist) on truncation. Legend around ‘VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA.’ with small lettering below reading ‘PUBLISHED . BY . GRIFFIN . & . HYAMS .’. The reverse features seven lines of text within a wreath of laurel and oak leaves, secured at the bottom with a ribbon from which sprouts national flowers: a shamrock, rose and thistle. Above: the Imperial State Crown on a cushion, rays emanating. Legend reads: BORN / 24 . MAY . 1819 / ASCENDED / THE / THRONE / JUNE . 20 . 1837.’. Victoria ascended the throne on the death of her uncle, William IV, and was crowned the following year in 1838. This commemorative copper medal measures 62.00 millimetres in diameter and weighs 88.0 grams. Grade: EF - Copper gilt with higher areas darkening: Extremely Fine. Eimer 1296.
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Obverse

Youthful left-facing portrait but of Queen Victoria, signed 'J. BARBER'. Legend around reads: 'VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA.'. 'PUBLISHED . BY . GRIFFIN . & . HYAMS .' below in small lettering.

Reverse

Wreath of laurel and oak leaves with national flowers at base. Text in centre: 'BORN / 24 . MAY . 1819 / ASCENDED / THE / THRONE / JUNE . 20 . 1837.'.

Grade

EF - Copper gilt with higher areas darkening: Extremely Fine. 

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