CITY OF LONDON MEDALS
It has been the custom of the Corporation of the City of London, particularly during the Victorian era, to mark important occasions in the life of the City with the issue of a medal. These were frequently of a large size and in high relief which may have required up to five blows from various 'former dies' to produce the fine detail. It is probable that the maximum number of specimens struck of any one medal was no more than 400 which were then either used for presentation purposes or sold to members of the public. The medals are frequently excellent examples of Victorian medallic art.