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1837 Victoria City of London Griffin and Hyams Bronze Medal

1837 Victoria City of London Griffin and Hyams Bronze Medal  Obverse

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Large bronze medal commemorating a visit by Queen Victoria to the City of London on 9 November 1837. 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 .’. Reverse: Fame (winged with trumpet), Britannia (helmet, shield and laurel wreath) and another female figure (holding a cornucopia) as well as the Lord Mayor or London, John Cowan, attending on the new Queen. Cowan, a prosperous chandler (candlemaker), was made a baronet in thanks for hosting the visit. The arms of the city appear above the interior scene as well as the word ‘WELCOME’. ‘I · BARBER · F ·’ below then ‘IN . COMMEMORATION · OF · HER / MAJESTYS · VISIT · TO THE · CITY / OF · LONDON · NOVE 9TH / 1837’. Around the bottom edge: ‘THE · RIGHT · HONOR** · JOHN · COWAN · LORD · MAYOR’. Diameter: 62.00 millimetres and weighs 111.00 grams. Grade: EF - Dark chocolate brown with the very faintest hint of rubbing to the high points and very minor small scratches, mainly on obverse: no issues for good Extremely Fine. Eimer 1303, BHM 1772.
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Obverse

J Barber portrait of Queen Victoria with earring and diadem, facing left. Legend: 'VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA.'. Below:'’PUBLISHED . BY . GRIFFIN . & . HYAMS .'.

Reverse

Three female figures and the Lord Mayor of London attend of the new Queen. Arms of the City of London above. 'WELCOME’. ‘I · BARBER · F ·' below this then 'IN . COMMEMORATION · OF · HER / MAJESTYS · VISIT · TO THE ·  CITY / OF · LONDON · NOVE 9TH / 1837'. Around the bottom edge: 'THE · RIGHT · HONOR** · JOHN · COWAN · LORD · MAYOR'.

Grade

EF - Dark chocolate brown with the very faintest hint of rubbing to the high points and very minor small scratches, mainly on obverse: no issues for good Extremely Fine.

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