Mint Year: 1897 Medallist: George William de Saulles Mint Place: Royal mint (official issue!) Reference: Eimer 1817a, BHM 3506. R! Condition: Edge-hits, scratches and light deposits, otherwise about XF! Denomination: Medal - Diamond Regnal Jubilee of Queen Victoria - Official Royal mint issue! Weight: 83.56gm Diameter: 56mm Material: Silver
Obverse: Crowned and veiled bust of Queen Victoria left. Legend: VICTORIA ANNVM REGNI SEX AGESIMVM FELICITER CLAVDIT XX IVN . MDCCCXCVII . Reverse: Young head of Queen Victoria left, dividing inscription. Year of coronation 1837 upon branch tied with ribbon below. Legend: LONGI-TVDO ET IN DIERVM SINISTRA IN DEXTERA GLORIA EIVS / 1837
George William de Saulles (1862 – 1903) was a British medallist. He authored and designed the obverse of coins from the United Kingdom and its colonies under Edward VII.
De Saulles came to London in 1884, and worked for John H. Pinches, the die-engraver, then in Oxenden Street, Haymarket. In 1888 he returned to Birmingham and worked for Joseph Moore, the medallist. During 1892 De Saulles was in London at the Royal Mint, on the death of Leonard Charles Wyon the chief engraver. In January 1893 he was gazetted "engraver to the mint", and from that time to his death produced dies for British and colonial coins and for official medals.
De Saulles also designed and engraved the dies for colonial coins, such as the British East Africa copper coins, 1897; the British Honduras coins 1894; the British dollar for India, 1895, and the Straits Settlements dollar, 1903. He made the last Great Seal for Queen Victoria (1899), and many designs for official seals for the colonies. At the time of his death he was preparing the models for the great seals of the United Kingdom and those of Ireland and Scotland, subsequently executed by Frank Bowcher. He was an exhibitor at the Royal Academy, 1898-1903.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and from 1 May 1876 the first Empress of India until her death. Her reign as Queen lasted 63 years and seven months, longer than that of any other British monarch to date. The period centred on her reign is known as the Victorian era.
Though Victoria ascended the throne at a time when the United Kingdom was already an established constitutional monarchy in which the king or queen held few political powers, she still served as a very important symbolic figure of her time. The Victorian era represented the height of the Industrial Revolution, a period of significant social, economic, and technological progress in the United Kingdom. Victoria's reign was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire; during this period it reached its zenith, becoming the foremost global power of the time.
Victoria, who was of almost entirely German descent, was the granddaughter of George III and the niece of her predecessor William IV. She arranged marriages for her nine children and forty-two grandchildren across the continent, tying Europe together; this earned her the nickname "the grandmother of Europe". She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover; her son King Edward VII belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Through her mother, she was also a first cousin twice removed of Maria Theresa, Holy Roman Empress.
Only 1$ shipping for each additional item purchased!