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Medal - Federation of the World, Cole's Book Arcade, Australia, 1903 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 45691

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Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Cole's Book Arcade Federation of the World, 1903 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Silvered brass medal with loop mount, issued by Coles Book Arcade, Melbourne. 'MEIJI 36' dates the medal to 1903. The medal has some Japanese text and may have been issued in Japan.
This was one of a series of medals offering maxims and proverbs chosen by E.W. Cole. At times when attendances were exceptionally large a charge of three pence was made for admission to some parts of the Arcade and one of the medals was given. They had a purchasing power of three pence in any part of the store.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: booksellers, world federation
Themes this item is part of: Edward William Cole, Bookseller (1832-1918), Cole's Book Arcade Collection, Leisure Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: commerce & retailing
DateEra: 1903 AD
Obverse Description: Obverse: Rising sun and Japanese text
Reverse Description: ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS / THE PEOPLE EVERYWHERE / THAT WE DO NOT KNOW / ARE AS GOOD / AS THE PEOPLE / THAT WE KNOW / FEDERATION OF THE WORLD MEDAL / MADE AND ISSUE IN JAPAN / BY E. W. COLE / BOOK ARCADE MELBOURNE / AUSTRALIA MEIJI 36
Inscriptions: Obverse: Rising sun and Japanese text
Reverse: ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS / THE PEOPLE EVERYWHERE / THAT WE DO NOT KNOW / ARE AS GOOD / AS THE PEOPLE / THAT WE KNOW / FEDERATION OF THE WORLD MEDAL / MADE AND ISSUE IN JAPAN / BY E. W. COLE / BOOK ARCADE MELBOURNE / AUSTRALIA MEIJI 36
Material: Silvered Brass
Issued By: Mr. Edward Cole - Cole's Book Arcade, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1903
Place Named: Japan

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