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Badge - Commemorative, Australian Hibernian Society, Australia, 1914 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 45678

Summary:
Commemorative Badge issued by the Australian Hibernian Society in 1914. It was manufactured by Stokes & Sons, Melbourne. The Hibernian Australian Catholic Benefit Society was a church-based support network. It was founded in 1868 by a group of Irish immigrants.
Description:
A harp shaped gilt and green enamel badge with button hole lug on back. The obverse depicts an Irish harp, around on green background, A NATION ONCE AGAIN 1914. The reverse is stamped with the makers name, STOKES & SONS / MELB.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Harold Mower, 1991
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 24 mm (Height), 18 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: badges, irish communities, irish immigration
Themes this item is part of: Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Migration Collection, Hibernian Australian Catholic Benefit Society
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Community Activity
Tertiary Classification: badges
DateEra: 1914 AD
Obverse Description: An Irish harp, around on green background, A NATION ONCE AGAIN 1914.
Reverse Description: The reverse is stamped with the makers name, STOKES & SONS / MELB.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: A NATION ONCE AGAIN 1914
STOKES & SONS MELB.
Material: Gilt and enamel
Issued By: Hibernian Australasian Catholic Benefit Society, Australia, 1914
Manufacturer: Stokes & Sons Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1914

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