101799 | GREAT BRITAIN. Set (5) of Victoria & Family white metal Medals.

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    101799  |  GREAT BRITAIN. Set (5) of Victoria & Family white metal Medals. Issued 1850. By Allen & Moore. Cf. BHM 2382 (for four of the five as a set).

     

    (1): Royal Marriage/The Bride (Victoria) white metal Medal (26mm, 4.71 g, 12h). Crowned and mantled bust of Victoria left / Britannia standing facing, holding spear and resting hand upon shield set upon lion standing behind to left. Edge: Plain. BHM 1905.

     

    (2): Royal Marriage/The Groom (Prince Albert) white metal Medal (26mm, 4.57 g, 12h). Uniformed bust of Albert left / Steam engine, with pile of instruments and implements in foreground. Edge: Plain. BHM 1947.

     

    (3): Prince of Wales white metal Medal (26mm, 4.68 g, 12h). Prince of Wales standing slightly left, with hand resting upon top of anchor and foot set upon bottom part; seascape in background / Ship under sail right. Edge: Plain. BHM 2383.

     

    (4): The Royal Family white metal Medal (26mm, 4.90 g, 12h). Three oval medallions containing the jugate heads of The Prince of Wales and Princess Royal, Princesses Louise and Helena, and Princess Alice and Prince Alfred; roses, thistles, and shamrocks around, two shields below / Biographical text in 16 lines. Edge: Plain. BHM 2391.

     

    (5): Crystal Palace/the Royal Family white metal Medal (26mm, 4.83 g, 12h). Three oval medallions containing the jugate heads of The Prince of Wales and Princess Royal, Princesses Louise and Helena, and Princess Alice and Prince Alfred; roses, thistles, and shamrocks around, two shields below / Perspective view of the Crystal Palace. Edge: Plain. BHM 2430.

     

    All pieces: Choice Mint State. Highly brilliant and prooflike, though some light staining is noted in a few spots.

     

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