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7 Things You Need To Know About The Collection Of Historical Medallions

Sarah Heath

7 Things You Need To Know About The Collection Of Historical Medallions

What’s the difference between a coin and a medallion? Numismatics tends to be thought of primarily as the study of coins, however an important branch of this hobby is a focus on medals or medallions. What’s the difference between medals and medallions? Medals are often suspended from a ribbon and awarded to people for their services, such as war medals. Medallions tend to be larger and are often commemorative. That is, they commemorate an historical event or notable person. As they are often larger in size, they also tend to be more decorative and can show off the engraver’s artistic...

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Historical Events - Queen Victoria Coronation

Sarah Heath

Historical Events - Queen Victoria Coronation

What happened on 28th June 1838? Queen Victoria is one of Britain’s most well-known monarchs but what happened on the day she became Queen of the British Empire? A youthful Queen gets public support for the British Monarchy. Britain was relieved to have a new young monarch and it is thought that if she hadn’t been the new ruler of Britain, the health of the monarchy would have been in serious decline. The public were tired of monarchs that were old and out of date, as per the previous three men before her. Victoria brought a new vitality to the...

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Historical Events - Victoria Golden Jubilee

Sarah Heath

Historical Events - Victoria Golden Jubilee

 What happened on 20th June 1887? On 20th June 1887, Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee, having been monarch of Great Britain for 50 years. At that time, she became the 2nd longest serving monarch only to her grandfather George III, and the longest serving female monarch. During Victoria’s long reign there were significant change across all aspects of life and the nation became wealthy from the expanding British Empire which by the end 19th century, became the largest in history. Queen Victoria ruled Great Britain and the British Empire for the majority of the 19th century, and as such...

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Historical Events - Battle of Lowestoft Naval Reward

Sarah Heath

Historical Events - Battle of Lowestoft Naval Reward

What happened on 13th June 1665?

On the 13th June 1665 the English were victorious against the Dutch in a sea battle off the coast of Lowestoft during the 2nd Anglo-Dutch War. The Naval Reward medallion was issued to be given as a reward to the officers involved in the battle.

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Historical Events - Battle of La Hogue

Sarah Heath

Historical Events - Battle of La Hogue

What happened this week, in 1692?

This week on 4th June, the British declared victory against the French and put a stop to the attempts of James II to regain the British throne.

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