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Commemorative Medal of the Coronation of King Edward VII in 1902, 1902

  • silver (metal)
  • 63.8 mm
  • Inv. 1911-BB

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Edward VII, the son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Sasken-Coburg succeeded his mother as king of England in 1901. This medal was issued on the occasion of his accession to the throne on 9 August 1902. It depicts on the obverse the royal with his wife Queen Alaxandra. On the reverse, Westminster Abbey is depicted. More than a hundred different coronation medals were issued for this event. Edward VII reigned only from 1901 to 1910. As Prince of Wales, he was mostly kept out of state affairs and, as a result, his kingship was less successful than that of his mother. However, his love of sport and play and his relaxation of court etiquette made him very popular with the population.


Emil Fuchs VIAF
Vienna 1866 - New York City 1929

Elkington & Co
workshop / studio

Title Commemorative Medal of the Coronation of King Edward VII in 1902
Date 1902
Period 20th century
Location United Kingdom TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings title on the front, around the bust: KING EDWARD VII QUEEN ALEXANDRA
signatures (names) at the front, left: E. FUCHS/1901 ELKINGTON
signature and date on the reverse: 9 / AUG / I902 E. FUCHS / 1901
Collection medals AAT
Object type commemorative medals AAT
Inventory number 1911-BB
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015571 cityscapes (representations) AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
44B113 king Iconclass
44B191 crown (symbol of sovereignty) Iconclass
44BB113 king - BB - female ruler Iconclass
61B2(EDWARD VII) historical person (EDWARD VII) Iconclass
61BB2(ALEXANDRA OF DENMARK) historical person (ALEXANDRA OF DENMARK) - BB - woman Iconclass
61D(GREAT BRITAIN) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (GREAT BRITAIN) Iconclass
Exposition Internationale de Bruxelles en 1910 : Salon international de la médaille contemporaine... : Groupe II: Beaux-Arts ; Classe 9B: Gravure en médailles (Bruxelles, Palais du Cinquantenaire, 01.05 - 15.11.1910) ; Catalogue / Victor Tourneur. - Brussel : Imprimerie A. Lesigne, 1910 (nr. 75(37/38), p. 36.)
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