Name of Object:
Medal – The Great Exhibition Palace, London 1851
National Museum of Romanian History
Date of Object:
This silver medal was dedicated to the palace that was built for the Universal Exposition of London. On the reverse is depicted the Crystal Palace and a short text reads: "Proposed by H.R.H Prince Albert. Designed by Josh Paxton. Erected by Fox Henderson & Co. Occupies 18 acre", while on the obverse is inscribed: "Length 1848 feet. 408 ft. wide. Roof 66 ft. high. Height of transept 108 ft. 900.000 sq. ft. glazed surface. 3320 cast iron columns. 368 wrougth iron trusses. 8 miles exhibition tables. 202 miles of sash bars. 400 tones of glass. Value ₤ 150.000". In 1851, Romanian products (wines, carpets, animal skins, cloths, dyed silk, candles, printings and lithographs, such as a map of the Danubian Principalities) were exhibited in the Turkish pavilion, as Wallachia and Moldavia were under Ottoman sovereignty.
Citation of this web page:
"Medal – The Great Exhibition Palace, London 1851" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;rm;23;en
MWNF Working Number: RO 023