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Medal - Port Phillip Academical Institution Prize, 1844 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 47527

Summary:
Handcrafted prize medal in silver, Port Phillip Academical Institution, 1844. Awarded to W.R. Williamson for second prize in geography for the half year ending 31st December 1844.

Almost certainly made by lathe tooling an English crown flat and addiing two ornamental grooves around the periphery.

This is the earliest known surviving medal produced in the Port Phillip district.
Statement Of Significance:
This medal is significant as the earliest known surviving medal produced in the Port Phillip district. It is also significant as a surviving artefact of early educational institutinos in Port Phillip.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 37 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: education
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: education prizes
DateEra: 1844 AD
Obverse Description: Engraved: PORT PHILLIP ACADEMICAL INSTITUTION / ESTABLISHED / AUGST. 1ST / 1844.
Reverse Description: Engraved: 2ND PRIZE GEOGRAPHY / FOR 1/2 YEAR / ENDING 31ST / DECR. 1844 / MASTR. W. WILLIAMSON.
Material: Silver
Awarded By: Port Phillip Academical Institution, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1844
Awarded To: W. Williamson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1844
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] Chapman, John. 1994. A Pioneer Piece of Port Phillip. Australian Numismatist. 3-12., 1994

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