Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss


WYON, Joseph Shepherd & Alfred Benjamin: England, 1863, Bronze, 76 mm
Obv: Bust of Alexandra    ALEXANDRA
Rev: City of London welcomes Princess led by Prince of Wales; on left is Hyman and on right are Peace and Plenty    WELCOME ALEXANDRA
Exergue: MAR:  1863 Separated by the Arms of the City of London
Signed: J.S. WYON SC./J.S. & A.B. WYON SC.
Mintage: 350
In original case of issue (see Appendix)
Ref: Welch 9; BHM 248/2783; Eimer 184/1561;  Weiss BW297

Princess Alexandra, born Alexandra Caroline Maria Charlotte Louisa Julia (1844-1925), was the eldest daughter of Prince Christian of Gluecksburg (afterwards King Christian IX of Denmark) and Louise, daughter of the Landgrave William of Hesse. In 1863 she married Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (afterwards Edward VII), at which time she received the title of Princess of Wales. She became Queen Consort to King Edward VII on the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 and was crowned with him in 1902 in Westminster Abbey. One of her sisters married the tsar of Russia and became the mother of Tsar Nicholas II.

This medal commemorates the visit of Princess Alexandra of Denmark to London on the occasion of her marriage to the Prince of Wales.

LINK to Portrait and Biography of Alexandra of Denmark (from wikipedia)