PDFPrintE-mail

Z.A. Republic: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee from Chudleigh Brothers, Johannesburg Emporium

Z.A. Republic: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee from Chudleigh Brothers, Johannesburg EmporiumZ.A. Republic: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee from Chudleigh Brothers, Johannesburg Emporium
Form: Circular. Holed for a pin suspension threaded through a pressed metal crown.
By: ?
Date: 1897
Ref:  AM2: 55; Laidlaw: 0697;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
38.5 mmWhite Metal20.7 gm (with suspension)$18

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Diademed and veiled bust of Queen Victoria, left. Legend above: “VICTORIA REGINA” and below: “1837 – 1897”.

Reverse: In an arc at the top: “VICTORIA REG. ET IMP.”. Below across: “BORN 1819 / CROWNED 1838 / MARRIED 1840 / SIXTIETH YEAR / 1897 / (line) / PRESENTED BY / CHUDLEIGH BROS / MOUNTS BAY HOUSE / JOHANNESBURG / (line)”.

Notes: Chudleigh Brothers, drapers, milliners, outfitters and upholsterers was one of the first large Johannesburg emporia. Mounts Bay House was a three-story building named after the bay in the Scilly Isles off the Land’s End tip of England where the Chudleighs brothers came from. During the Boer War Mr S. Chudleigh remained in Johannesburg to watch over the emporium.