The Queen's Head
Sir Thomas Brock, K.C.B., R.A. 1847-1922
In addition to appearing on coins, Brock's portrait of the Queen was used on numerous medals, including the India General Service Medal 1895, the Royal Victorian Medal 1896 and the Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medal 1897. The image shown here is that of a medal, which is generally handled more carefully and so photographs better. The trace of its suspension "loop" is visible at the top.
Photograph and text kindly provided by John Sankey, whose copyright they remain.