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Victoria Cross : prototype. c.1856

Bronze | 4.1 x 3.6 cm (diameter of coin/medal (not circular) ) | RCIN 440553

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This was probably the prototype of the Victoria Cross submitted to the Queen on 4 February 1856 for her comments. The medal was die-struck in copper. The design for the hanging ‘V’, the bar and the reverse of the medal, had not yet been developed.