Medal (obverse) commemorating the Great Exhibition

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Medal (obverse) commemorating the Great Exhibition

This is the obverse of a white metal medal commemorating the Great Exhibition held in London in 1851. The medal was made by T. Ottley in Birmingham.

The obverse includes portraits of Queen Victoria and a view of the Crystal Palace together with its dimensions. The outer inscription reads: 'EXHIBITION OF INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS. LONDON. 1851.'

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Online ID: 000-100-102-866-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.M 238
Date: 1851
Material: White metal
Dimensions: 2.91" D
What: Medal, commemorative
Subject: Miscellaneous Medals (NMAS Classification)
Who: Joseph Paxton (Designer of the Crystal Palace)
T. Ottley, Birmingham (Maker)
Where: England, London (Crystal Palace)
England, Warwickshire, Birmingham
Description: White metal medal of the Great Exhibition, by T. Ottley, Birmingham, 1851
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