Summary

Great Britain London
London Exhibition Services Medal 1862 (AD)
Mint: Wyon
Awarded to: Barry, Redmond (Sir)
Other Details: International Exhibition, London, Services medal, issued in 1862. 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 medal for Services of the London 1862 International Exhibition (bronze, 55 mm diameter) awarded to Sir Redmond Barry. It features William Wyon's portrait of Queen Victoria

Obverse Description

Head of Queen Victoria facing left wearing coronet, around, HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA; and in small letters on the truncation the artist's name, W. WYON R.A.

Reverse Description

Around a wreath of oak, INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1862; within, FOR SERVICES

Edge Description

Impressed, SIR REDMOND BARRY

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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