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fme_760668 - GREAT-BRITAIN - VICTORIA Médaille du Crystal Palace - Prince Albert

GREAT-BRITAIN - VICTORIA Médaille du Crystal Palace - Prince Albert XF
70.00 €(Approx. 76.30$ | 58.10£)
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Type : Médaille du Crystal Palace - Prince Albert
Date: 1851
Mint name / Town : UK, Londres
Metal : tin
Diameter : 50,5 mm
Engraver ALLEN & MOORE - Birmingham
Weight : 37,16 g.
Edge : lisse
Puncheon : sans poinçon
Coments on the condition:
Médaille percée à 12 heures. Usure sur les reliefs. Présence de coups et rayures

Obverse


Obverse legend : PRINCE ALBERT, CONSORT OF QUEEN VICTORIA..
Obverse description : Tête du Prince Albert à droite. Signé : ALLEN&MOORE.

Reverse


Reverse legend : THE INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION / LONDON 1851 // PROPOSED BY H. R. H. PRINCE ALBERT, / DESIGNED BY JOSEPH PAXTON ESQ. F. L. S., / ERECTED BY FOX, HENDERSON & CO., / LENGTH 1848 FEET, WIDTH 456 FEET, / HEIGHT OF PRINCIPAL ROOF 66 FEET, / HEIGHT OF TRANSEPT 108 FEET, / GLAZED SURFACE 900.000 SUP FEET, / OCCUPIES 18 ACRES / OF GROUND, / ESTIMATED VALUE L 150.000."..
Reverse description : Vue du crystal palace et légende en 10 lignes à l’exergue. Signé ALLEN & MOORE - BIRMM.

Commentary


Le prince Albert de Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha (Franz August Karl Albert Emanuel von Sachsen Coburg und Gotha), né le 26 août 1819 au château de Rosenau près de Cobourg et mort le 14 décembre 1861 au château de Windsor, est le mari de la reine Victoria. Il est créé prince consort par son épouse, en 1857..

Historical background


GREAT BRITAIN - VICTORIA

(20/06/1837-22/01/1901)

Victoria (1819-1901) is the daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, and granddaughter of George III. She succeeded her uncle William IV in 1837 and married her cousin Albert, Prince of Saxe-Coburg in 1840, against the advice of his mother. She has had nine children, but was widowed in 1861. While respecting the rules of the parliamentary system, it attempts to impose its views in the field of foreign affairs. His favorite, Disraeli, giving him the title of Empress of India in 1876. Respected and loved, active and assertive, Victoria appears in his time as a symbol of imperialist England. His reign marked the apogee of British power.

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