Medallion commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria

In 1897 Queen Victoria became the first monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee. Aged 78, Victoria celebrated this achievement by attending events across the county. Taunton's Mayor W Lock felt that the best way for the town to mark the occassion was to issue a medallion which featured the bust of the queen and the arms of Taunton.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Domestic & Social Life
white metal
Common Name
medallion commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
obverse: VICTORIA QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN.../ bust r.; reverse: BOROUGH OF TAUNTON.../ arms of Taunton
Period Classification
Modern (AD 1800-Present)
Production Date
Production Person Surname
Brookes and Adams

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