Prototype Victoria Cross
9.3 x 3.8 cm
Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
Presented to Queen Victoria
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.
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