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Medal - Municipality of Kalgoorlie Victory, Western Australia, Australia, 1945 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 42859

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Municipality of Kalgoorlie Victory Medal, issued by Kalgoorlie, Western Australia in 1945 to commemorate the end of World War II. Minted by Sheridan.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: economic geology, gold mining, victory medals, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
DateEra: 1945 AD
Obverse Description: In centre: At left, the goddess Fortune, holding the wheel of fortune, reaches out to a miner. Cornucopia in left foreground, shovel in right foreground.
Reverse Description: VICTORY MEDAL / 15-8-1945/TO COMMEMORATE/CONCLUSION OF/WORLD WAR/1939 - 45
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Silvered Bronze
Issued By: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia, 1945
Mint: Sheridan, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 1945
References: Carlisle 1945/8

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Rebecca Marsh Posted on 14 May 2014 8:43 PM
I don't think this is a spinning wheel. It looks more like a ship's wheel. The woman is likely to be some archetypal figure like Fortune etc.
Discovery Centre Posted on 16 May 2014 3:59 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Rebecca, thank you for this, our Curator has amended the entry to read: At left, the goddess Fortune, holding the wheel of fortune, reaches out to a miner.

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