Queen Victoria's jubilee
Circumference: 15.000 cm
This badge was made for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, celebrating sixty years on the throne. It shows the Queen at her coronation in 1837, then again in 1897, the Diamond Jubilee year.
It is one of the very first 'button' badges ever worn in the UK - the ones we all wear today. Button badges are made of a paper circle with the design on it, covered with a thin layer of plastic, with a stick pin behind. They were invented in the USA in 1896.