Medallion, Great Exhibition of 1851
Medal struck to celebrate the Great Exhibition of 1851. The obverse features a bare headed right facing profile of Prince Albert. " PRINCE ALBERT, CONSORT OF QUEEN VICTORIA " is marked around the profile. The reverse features a view of the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, which housed the exhibition. " THE INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION / LONDON, 1851: is marked at the top. " PROPOSED H.R.H PRINCE ALBERT / DESIGNED BY JOSEPH PAXTON ESQ F.L.S. / ERECTED BY FOX, HENDERSON & CO/ LENGHT 1848 FEET, WIDTH, 456 FEET / HEIGHT OF PRINCIPAL ROOF 66 FEET, HEIGHT OF TRASEPT 108 FEET, / GLAZED SURFACE 900,000 SUP FEET, OCCUPIES 18 ACRES / OF GROUND, / ESTIMATED VALUE £150,000 Across the middle is a dividing line bearing the name of the makers 'ALLEN & MOORE BIRM'
Great Britain, International Exhibition, by Allen and Moore, 1851 AD.,
White Metal Medal (52 mm / 38,51 g),
Obv.: QUEEN VICTORIA & - PR. ALBERT , their busts left, all in wreath.
Rev.: THE INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION / LONDON, 1851 // PROPOSED BY H. R. H. PRINCE ALBERT / DESIGNED BY JOSEPH PAXTON ESQ. F. L. S., / ERECTED BY FOX, HENDERSON & Co., / LENGTH 1848 FEET, WIDTH 456 FEET, / HEIGHT OF PRINCIPAL ROOF 66 FEET, / HEIGHT OF TRANSEPT 108 FEET, / GLAZED SURFACE 900.000 SUP FEET, / OCCUPIES 18 ACRES / OF GROUND, / ESTIMATED VALUE L 150.000. , the huge building known as the Crystal Palace (expo building) and surroundings, beneath depiction of the expo area signature: ALLEN & MOORE.
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