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fme_662030 - GREAT-BRITAIN - VICTORIA Médaille, Exposition internationale

GREAT-BRITAIN - VICTORIA Médaille, Exposition internationale AU
100.00 €(Approx. 109.00$ | 83.00£)
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Type : Médaille, Exposition internationale
Date: 1862
Mint name / Town : UK, Londres
Metal : copper
Diameter : 41,5 mm
Weight : 40,83 g.
Edge : lisse
Puncheon : sans poinçon
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire percé à 12 heures sur la tranche

Obverse


Obverse legend : EUROPE / ASIA / AFRICA / AMERICA / AUSTRALIA.
Obverse description : Allégories féminines assises, chacune tenant un drapeau, des navires à l’arrière plan. Divers objets symbolisant les arts et l’industrie. Signé à l’exergue : PINCHES LONDON.

Reverse


Reverse legend : INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION // WEST FRONT // À L’EXERGUE : OPENED MAY 1.ST / MDCCCLXII.
Reverse description : Vue sur la façade du monument.

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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