Summary

Great Britain London
London Exhibition Prize Medal 1862 (AD)
Mint: Wyon
Awarded to: The Government of Victoria via Barry, Redmond (Sir)
Other Details: Internation Exhibition, London, bronze prize medal, awarded in 1862 to the Government of Victoria via Redmond Barry in Class 21. The International Exhibition was held in South Kensington, London, 1 May - 15 November 1862. Barry's role as Commissioner for the exhibition was marred by mishaps and disappointments.

Physical Description

The prize medal of the London 1862 Exhibition (bronze, 76 mm diameter) awarded to the Government of Victoria Class XXI. It features a scene of Britannia seated on a raised dais beside a crouching lion surrounded by six women representing Industry, Agriculture and The Arts.

Obverse Description

Britannia seated on a raised dais beside a crouching lion surrounded by six women representing Industry, Agriculture and The Arts; in small letter below the lion, D. MACLISE R.A. DES. LEONARD C. WYON FEC.

Reverse Description

Within a wreath of oak, 1862 / LONDINI / HONORIS / CAUSA and in small letters the artist's name, L.C. WYON FEC.

Edge Description

GOVERNMENT OF VICTORI. CLASS XXI.

Significance

Barry's role as Commissioner for the exhibition was marred by mishaps and disappointments. -Ann Galbally, Redmond Barry, MUP, 1995, p.181. D. Tout-Smith 16/6/2004.

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