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Victoria: Diamond Jubilee

British
1897


Mint: London, Great Britain

Dimensions

Coin or medal: 25.5 mm, 12h

Accession Number

15.225

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Victoria, queen of Britain (1819-1901), commemorating her Diamond Jubilee, also known as her 60th anniversary (1897).

Obverse: Profile bust of Victoria looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “VICTORIA ANNVM REGNI SEXAGESIMVM FELICICITER CLAVDIT XX INV.MDCCCXCVII”.

Reverse: Profile bust of Victoria as a young girl looking to proper right; inscribed at proper right “LONGI/TVDO/DIERVM/IN DEXTRA/EIVS”, at proper left “ET IN/SINISTRA/GLORIA”, and below “1837”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "VICTORIA ANNVM REGNI SEXAGESIMVM FELICICITER CLAVDIT XX INV.MDCCCXCVII".

Reverse: Inscribed at proper right "LONGI/TVDO/DIERVM/IN DEXTRA/EIVS", at proper left "ET IN/SINISTRA/GLORIA", and below "1837".

Provenance

By 1915, Henry Chapman; 1915, sold by Henry Chapman to the MFA for $0.50. (Accession date: April 1, 1915)

Credit Line

Museum purchase by exchange from the sale of duplicate coins