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Medal - First Archbishop of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1863 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35384

Summary:
Medal in bronze struck to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the appointment of the first Archbishop of Sydney and the establishment of the Australasian holy Catholic Guild of St. Mary and St. Joseph in 1863 (in black case)
Description:
A bronze medal (55 mm diameter) featurint a nativety scene
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 55 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 45.80 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: religions, as you which
Themes this item is part of: John Bede Polding, Archbishop (1794-1877), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: religions
Series: Australian Historical Medals
DateEra: 1863 AD
Obverse Description: Nativity scene with the baby Jesus reaching right hand towards a lamb standing facing left; Jesus is held by Mary, seated front head left, praying; Joseph sits at left resting tools on ground and watching;
around above in two lines; Australasian holy Catholic Guild of S. Mary and S. Joseph, founded by his Grace /
Iohn Bede, Count Polding, first Archbishop of Sydney, viii Iune, mdcccxiv
Reverse Description: At centre within line circle; ihs, 6 pointed stars above, below, left and right; around in series of eight arches; a monogram, moon, fish, fleur de lis, star, fleur de lis, fish and sun;
around above, dilectio dei et proximi;
around below, G. I. Rubie, Warden, MdCCCLxiii.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: Australasian holy Catholic Guild of S. Mary and S. Joseph, founded by his Grace /
Iohn Bede, Count Polding, first Archbishop of Sydney, viii Iune, mdcccxiv
Reverse: G. I. Rubie, Warden, MdCCCLxiii.
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1863
Person Named: Archbishop John Polding
References: Car.1863/1

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