101200 | GREAT BRITAIN. Prince Albert at Cambridge bronze Medal.

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    101200  |  GREAT BRITAIN. Prince Albert at Cambridge bronze Medal. Issued 1847. Commemorating the visit of Queen Victoria and the installation of Prince Albert as Chancellor (44mm, 33.54 g, 12h). By J. Davis & J. Mayer.

     

    CAMBRIDGE / JULY 1847, Queen Victoria seated and Prince Albert standing right upon dais, receiving address from crowd; PRESENTATION OF / THE CITY ADDRESS in two lines in exergue / TO COMMEMORATE / THE VISIT OF / HER MAJESTY / TO CAMBRIDGE / AND THE INSTALLATION OF / H. R. H. PRINCE ALBERT / AS CHANCELLOR / OF THE UNIVERSITY / JULY 1847 in nine lines; crown above; all within wreath. Edge: Plain.

     

    Cf. BHM 2256/2260 (for obv./rev.). Gem Mint State. Glossy chocolate brown surfaces, with some radiating luster. Rare.

     

    H. R. H. Prince Albert was installed as Chancellor of Cambridge University on 6 July 1847, receiving an ode specifically written for him by William Wordsworth, the Poet Laureate. Following the festivities, he and Victoria visited the Fitzwilliam Museum.

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