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Victoria: Diamond Jubilee

British
1897


Mint: Great Britain

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 55 mm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.266

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Victoria (1819-1901), queen of Great Britain, commemorating her Diamond Jubilee.

Obverse: Profile bust of Victoria looking to proper right, wearing veil and a crown; inscribed at edge “VICTORIA ANNVM REGNI SEXAGESIMVM FELICITER CLAVDIT XX INV·MDCCCXVII·” and on bust “T.R.”.

Reverse: Profile bust of a young woman looking to proper right above branches; inscribed at proper right “LONG-/-TVDO/DIERVM/IN/DEXTERA/EIVS”, proper left “ET IN/SINISTRA/GLORIA”, and below “1837”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "VICTORIA ANNVM REGNI SEXAGESIMVM FELICITER CLAVDIT XX INV·MDCCCXVII·" and on bust "T.R.".

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

Provenance

By 1927, The Mary Hooper Packard Collection; 1927, gift of Horace Packard to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 5, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Packard