Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria [1837-1887]


A white metal commemorative of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee of 1887. The medal is 37mm in diameter [slightly large than most British campaign medals] and bears on the obverse the veiled head of Queen Victoria [as first used on the Egypt Medal] with the legend “VICTORIA QUEEN AND EMPRESS”. The reverse has the legend “VICTORIA 1837 1887 JUBILEE” around the imperial cypher VRI beneath an imperial crown. There is a small hole at the top of the medal. This may have been a medal struck in India, where the jubilee was highly celebrated. The use of the title Queen and Empress and the cypher VRI are not often found on this Medal.  SOLD 23rd October 2021