Feodora Gleichen - Medal of Alexandra, Princess of Wales, 1888

Feodora Gleichen (London, 1861 - 1922, London)

Medal of Alexandra, Princess of Wales, 1888

Bronze, 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.) diameter

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Object details

Accession number

M33w1

Provenance

Possibly cast as a commemorative medal of the 1888 silver jubilee of Princess Alexandra's marriage to the Prince of Wales.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from Feodora Gleichen through the novelist and poet Charles Hamilton Aidé (1826–1906) for £2 on 7 July 1894.

Marks

Inscribed (obverse): ALEXANDRA WALLIAE PRINCIPISSA
Signed (obverse, under the shoulder): FG

Bibliography

Philip Attwood. "The Slade Girls." 'The British Numismatic Journal 56 (1986), p. 157, 173, no. 60.


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Commentary

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Related

Charles Hamilton Aïdé

Letter to Isabella Stewart Gardner