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Medal - Billi Ex Rex, Victoria, Australia, 1899 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 42817

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Billi Ex Rex 1899 (AD)
Mint : Stokes
Two other medals of the same size were struck at the mint erected at the Victorian Exhibition, 6 Nov. 1872 - 8 January 1873, showing the same image of Billi on the obverse, but with a coat of arms and reference to the exhibition mint on the reverse. Another medal showing Billi was minted by Stokes and Martin in 1869.
Description:
Obverse: In centre: Head of Billi, Aboriginal man. Around: BILLI EX REX * VICTORIA , AUSTRALIA * 1899
Reverse: Armed man on horseback. Around: THE PIONEER * AUSTRALIA
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: aboriginal depictions, european settlement of australia
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
DateEra: 1899 AD
Obverse Description: In centre: Head of Billi, Aboriginal man. Around: BILLI EX REX * VICTORIA , AUSTRALIA * 1899
Reverse Description: Armed man on horseback. Around: THE PIONEER * AUSTRALIA
Inscriptions: BILLI EX REX * VICTORIA , AUSTRALIA * 1899
THE PIONEER * AUSTRALIA
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Victoria, Australia, 1899
Mint: Stokes & Sons (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Person Depicted: Billi, Victoria, Australia
References: Carlisle 1899/3

Comments

JOHN MABON Posted on 22 Nov 2009 11:34 AM
I have recently obtained an 1899 medal as described above from overseas, am interested in any further information on mintage/value Thanks
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Dec 2009 12:40 PM
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