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Medal - Federation of Australian Commonwealth, Queensland, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35706

Medal issued by the Sate of Queensland to commemorate Australian Federation
Gilt, 31 mm. dia.
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. It includes the sheild of Queensland on the obverse and Britannia and the Union Jack on the reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.47 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, coat of arms state of queensland
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1901 AD
Obverse Description: At centre witin wide rim, shield of Queensland with motto on ribbon below, AUDAX ET FIDELIS
Reverse Description: Britannia seated left, under arch inscribed, UNITY IS STRENGTH; with a capping-stone inscribed FEDER/ATION/1901,on globe which depicts Australia, holds flaming staff in right hand and rests left of Union Jack Shield; around AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, on ribbon below, ADVANCE. The names of the States are given on the columns of the arch.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Queensland, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
References: Car. 1901/37
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.


craig Posted on 31 Oct 2011 12:06 AM
HI i have got the medal mention above and it is the same medal the state of Queensland 1901 if you would like to have it you's would have to come up to toowoomba to get it and i found it one day on the ground and i thort it was a coin of some sort that was months ago until i looked on the net now to see what it is

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