Victoria: Diamond Jubilee
Mint: London, Great Britain
Coin or medal: 25.5 mm, 12h
Medium or Technique
Metal; probably silver
Not On View
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”.
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".
By 1915, Henry Chapman; 1915, sold by Henry Chapman to the MFA for $0.50. (Accession date: April 1, 1915)
Museum purchase by exchange from the sale of duplicate coins