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Medal - Mackay Agricultural Pastoral & Mining Association Prize, Specimen, Queensland, Australia, circa 1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34870

Summary:
Australia Queensland Mackay
Medal - Mackay Agricultural Pastoral & Mining Association Prize c.1880 (AD)
Mint: Not recorded; Artist: T.S.
Awarded to: Not issued
Other Details: A bronzed proof-like specimen strike of the Mackay Agricultural Pastoral & Mining Association prize medal. It is dated around 1880. Agricultural and mining associations such as this provided important support to local farmers and miners by encouraging the improvement of skills and adoption of new practices and equipment through regular shows and competitions.
Description:
An bronzed proof-like specimen prize medal (38 mm diameter) featuring a rural scene including farm animals and plants with an industrial building, probably a mine, in the background; together with the name of the society on a broad rim and space for details of the winner on the reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 33.10 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture, mining
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: circa 1880 AD
Obverse Description: Rural scene including farm animals and plants with an industrial building, probably a mine, in the background; in exergue in small letters the artist's initials, T.S. S.C.
Reverse Description: Around on broad rim, MACKAY AGRICULTURAL PASTORAL & MINING ASSOCIATION + ; at centre, PRIZE / AWARDED TO
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse T.S. S.C.
Reverse: MACKAY AGRICULTURAL PASTORAL & MINING ASSOCIATION + PRIZE QWARDED TO
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Mackay Agricultural Pastoral & Mining Association, Queensland, Australia

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