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Medal - Sandy ex Rex Queensland, New South Wales, Australia, 1877 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33473

Medal struck in 1877 by Stokes featuring Julius Hogarth's aboriginal head and the legend SANDY : EX : REX : QUEENSLAND. The man depicted is the same as that on medals inscribed 'Ricketty Dick', from Sydney.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Width)
Weight: 4.39 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: aboriginal depictions, agriculture, exhibitions, mining
Themes this item is part of: Julius Hogarth, Jeweller & Medal Maker (1820-1879), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Hogarth, Erichsen & Co., Jewellers, Sydney, New South Wales, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: mining
Series: Australian Historical Medals
DateEra: 1877 AD
Obverse Description: Aboriginal male head, bare, bearded, facing right;
tiny artists initials J.H. incuse in neck
Reverse Description: Within wreath and below 'rising sun', coat of arms featuring ship, golden fleece, mining tools and sheaf of wheat;
below base of wreath, 1877
Edge Description: Milled
Material: Gilt
Issued By: New South Wales, Australia, 1877
Artist: Julius Hogarth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1872

The head of "Sandy" is the same as "Billli" and "Ricketty Dick" medals struck for Victoria and NSW by Stokes.
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1877
Person Depicted: Ricketty Dick
References: Car. 1877/3
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
  2. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  3. [Article] Czernis-Ryl, Eva. 1996. Early Australian Silver Statuette: a Story of Julius Hogarth and Ricketty Dick.

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