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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Prototype Victoria Cross

Overview

Creation Date: 
c. 1856
Materials: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
9.3 x 3.8 cm
RCIN 
440553
Acquirer: Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
Provenance: 
Presented to Queen Victoria
Description:

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.

Further details

Category: 
Insignia & Decorations