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fme_601816 - GREAT-BRITAIN - VICTORIA Médaille, Mariage du Duc et de la Duchesse de Portland

GREAT-BRITAIN - VICTORIA Médaille, Mariage du Duc et de la Duchesse de Portland VF
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Type : Médaille, Mariage du Duc et de la Duchesse de Portland
Date: 1889
Metal : brass
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,32 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
Patine hétérogène. La médaille présente des taches noires et un aspect poreux
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la Collection Terisse

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Fleurs au centre du médaillon.

Reverse


Reverse legend : THE DUKE / & / DUCHESS / OF / PORTLAND / MARRIED / JUNE 11 1889.
Reverse description : Légende en 7 lignes dans le médaillon central.

Commentary


Médaille en forme d’étoile à 8 branches, percée à 12 heures.
Il s’agit de la médaille commémorant le mariage du Duc William Cavendish-Bentick, 6e Duc de Portland, et de la Duchesse de Portland, Winifred Anna Dallas-York. Cette dernière fut la maîtresse de la garde robe de la Reine et officier de justice. Elle est connue pour son action sociale et fut faite Dame Commandeur de l’ordre de l’Empire Britannique.

Historical background


GREAT-BRITAIN - VICTORIA

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

Victoria (1819-1901) was the daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, and granddaughter of George III. She succeeded her uncle Guillaume IV in 1837 and married her cousin Albert, Prince of Saxe-Coburg in 1840, against her mother's advice. She had nine children by him but became a widow in 1861. While respecting the rules of the parliamentary system, she tried to impose her views in the field of foreign affairs. Her favourite, Disraeli, had her given the title of Empress of India in 1876. Respected and loved, active and authoritarian, Victoria appeared in her time as the symbol of imperialist England. His reign marks the height of British power.

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