Great Britain: Queen Victoria / In Memoriam

Great Britain: Queen Victoria / In MemoriamGreat Britain: Queen Victoria / In Memoriam
Form: Circular, holed at 12 o’clock for a ring
By: Obverse after L.C. Wyon
Date: 1901
Ref:  Laidlaw: 1010;
32.3 mmWhite Metal10.2 gm

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Veiled and diademed head of Queen Victoria, left. Legend: “VICTORIA, QUEEN AND EMPRESS” with a garland of roses, thistles and shamrocks at the foot.

Reverse: Within an inner bearded border, across: "OUR LATE / SOVEREIGN LADY / QUEEN VICTORIA / OF BLESSED AND / GLORIOUS MEMORY / (line) / BORN / MAY 24 1819 / DIED / JAN 22 1901". Legend, outside beaded border, above: "IN MEMORIAM" and encircling below a repeated sequence rose-shamrock-thistle, starting with rose at the foot..

Notes: Made for issue in the Cape Colony.