Summary

Medal , Manchester Exhibition of Art Treasures Commemorative, Manchester, Great Britain, 1857 AD

Mint: Pinches

Part of the Prof. McCoy group of medals

Physical Description

A round white metal commemorative medal (62 mm diameter) set in a brass circular container. The medal features three muses sitting among works related to the Arts, flowers, a harp, pottery etc. and a view of the Exhibition Building in Manchester. The brass case gives details of the exhibition and the mint.

Obverse Description

View of the exhibition building; above EXHIBITION OF ART TREASURES; below, OPENED AT MANCHESTER/BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS/PRINCE ALBERT/MAY 5TH. 1857

Reverse Description

The three muses seated and surrounded by art treasures; in exergue, MDCCCLVII; in small letters on left, PINCHES F. / LONDON

Edge Description

Plain

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