1966 Westminster Abbey 900th Anniversary Medallion
Designed by renowned sculptor Michael Rizzello, this impressive medal or medallion was issued to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the founding of Westminster Abbey in 1065 / 1066.
In the centre, a large head of Edward the Confessor, surrounded by nine other portraits of notables including William I and Elizabeth I. There is no inscription on the obverse.
View of the facade of Westminster Abbey, with the inscription (legend) :-
The edge is is inscribed:
1065 - 1965
and also bears a serial number, and a London hallmark with date letter k, the maker's or sponsor's mark J.H.J., and a special Westminster Abbey mark.
1965 Westminster Abbey Medallion||57||127.3||.916 (22)||3.7517
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