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Pass - Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition, Australia, 1888 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 48398

Summary:
Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition (MCIE) gold pass presented to the Hon Joseph Henry Connor (1834-1899), a member of parliament and MCIE commissioner. Connor served on a number of MCIE committees: Animal Products, Vegetable Products, and Refreshments. It is believed that this pass granted access to the Exhibition Buildings and grounds for the duration of the exhibition.
Description:
Diamond shaped medal with fixed ring at top. Decorated on both sides with MCIE logo surrounded by text. Owner's name engraved on reverse.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Height), 19 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889, commissioners, exhibitions, exhibition passes
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: exhibition passes
DateEra: 1888 AD
Obverse Description: Around four sides, MELBOURNE 1888/ INTERNATIONAL/ CENTENNIAL/ EXHIBITION
Reverse Description: Around logo, Hon. J. H/ Connor M.L.C. / Commissioner
Inscriptions: Around four sides of obverse: MELBOURNE 1888/ INTERNATIONAL/ CENTENNIAL/ EXHIBITION
Engraved around upper two sides of reverse above logo: Hon. J. H/ Connor M.L.C.
Engraved under logo on reverse: Commissioner
Material: Gold
Issued By: Exhibition: 1888 Centennial, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888-1889
Awarded to: Honourable Joseph Connor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888-1889
Place & Date of Event: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888-1889

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