Thin one-sided medal or pressing of an official seal for the 1862 International Exhibition, London, by the artist Charles Summers. It depicts the personification of the colony of Victoria as a classical goddess holding aloft a torch. The history of this piece is unclear. It probably relates to the Victorian entries in the London International Exhibition of 1862 or it may relate to the Victorian Exhibition held in 1861 which gathered together Victorian exhibits for the 1862 International Exhibition in London.

Obverse Description

Colony of Victoria as Greek Muse standing left wearing laurel wreath holding torch aloft; around, : INTER . EXHIB.: VICT. : 1862 : LAETA in exergue in tiny letters, SUMMERS DES ARNOLDI SC

Reverse Description

Plain with paper glued over

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