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Victoria's coronation Victoria's coronation

Plaque: Victoria's coronation

Inscription

{Monogram above:}
V.R.
[To the left there is a panel with carved laurel and oak leaves and a ribbon inscription: "The Queen's Assurance", only the "N" in "Assurance" is the wrong way around. To the right a panel shows some roses and a thistle and "Established AD 185 ". The last digit has not been carved.}

The errors in the inscriptions (can be viewed at Victorian Web) are presumably deliberate, and mean something. But what? We can find no information about the Queen's Assurance Company.

Site: Victoria's coronation (1 memorial)

EC2, Gresham Street, 42-44

This cherubic coronation scene is above the first floor corner window. Victoria was crowned in 1838 but the building was erected in 1850-2, at the same time that the Queen's Assurance company was established, which seems a bit odd. The building was designed by Sancton Wood, who mainly did railway stations.

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Victoria's coronation

Information Subjects commemorated

50532

Queen's Assurance

Established sometime in the 1850s.

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46291

Queen Victoria

Reigned: 1837-1901, 64 years. Born Kensington Palace. Daughter of Edward, Duk...

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