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Albert Victor Edward of Wales: Recovery from typhoid fever

British
1872
Artist Joseph Shepherd Wyon (British, 1836–1873), Artist Alfred Benjamin Wyon (British, 1837–1884)


Mint: London, Great Britain

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 58 mm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1274

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Albert Victor Edward of Wales (1864-1892), commemorating his recovery from typhoid fevor.

Obverse: Profile bust of Albert looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES” and under bust “J.B.WYON SC”.

Reverse: Crown over three plume feathers and above branches and an inscribed banderola; inscribed at edge “·NATIONAL·THANKSGIVING·FOR·RECOVERY·OF·THE·PRINCE·OF·WALES·” and “FEB:1872”, on banderola “ICH DIEU”, below “J.S. & A.B.WYON”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed under bust "J.B.WYON SC" and at edge "ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "·NATIONAL·THANKSGIVING·FOR·RECOVERY·OF·THE·PRINCE·OF·WALES·" and "FEB:1872", on banderola "ICH DIEU", and below "J.S. & A.B.WYON".

Provenance

By 1898, Boston Numismatic Society; 1898, gift of the Boston Numismatic Society to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society