1897 Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Gold Medal
A number of medals and medallions were issued, by a number of different issuing houses, for the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. The medallion we feature on this page is the Official medallion, struck by the Royal Mint.
The two sides of the medals show young head and veiled head portraits of the queen, engraved by T. Brock, in high relief.
The silver and gold medals were issued in two sizes, the bronze medals were only issued in the larger size.
This medallion was issued in several versions by T Brock and was issued as 'The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, the official medal."
The obverse features the veiled bust of the 'old head' Victoria with the inscription: -
VICTORIA ANNVM REGNI SEXAGESIMVM FELICITER CLAVDIT XX IVN MDCCCXCVII
The reverse depicts the famous young head portrait of Queen Victoria with the date of her accession to the throne (1837) below. To either side of the portrait is the inscription: -
LONGITVDO DIERVM IN DEXTERA EIVS ET IN SINISTRA GLORIA
We have this stunning medallion in its original box with the dates 1837-1897 embossed upon it below the Royal Crown. In Spink's Catalogue of Commemorative Medallions' they note that pieces contained within their original box have a considerably higher value.
The piece is in immaculate condition apart from one unfortunate edge knock. Apart from this there are no noticeable markings on it at all.
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Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
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Fineness = millesimal fineness, and carats.
AGW = Fine gold content in troy ounces.
Small Diamond Jubilee Gold Medallion
Large Diamond Jubilee Gold Medallion
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Obverse of 1897 Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Gold Medal
Gold Medals Index
Reverse of 1897 Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Gold Medal