Prototype Victoria Cross c. 1856
Bronze | 9.3 x 3.8 cm | RCIN 440553
This was probably the prototype of the Victoria Cross submitted to the Queen on 4 February 1856 for her comments. The medal was die-struck in copper. The design for the hanging ‘V’, the bar and the reverse of the medal, had not yet been developed.
ProvenancePresented to Queen Victoria
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