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Medal - Opening of the First Federal Parliament, Victoria, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35106

Summary:
Australia
Schools medal for First Parliament 1901 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Other Details: Gilt bronze medal issued to school children to commemorate the opening of the first Australian parliament, held in Melbourne in 1901.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Science Museum of Victoria, 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 37 mm (Height), 29 mm (Width)
Weight: 9.57 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, royal exhibition building
Themes this item is part of: HM Queen Mary (1867-1953), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), 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: Busts of Queen Victoria and Edward VII; above, AUST. COMMONWEALTH / EST.1.JAN.1901 / 63RD OF VICTORIA, R.I.; below, FIRST PARLIAMENT OPENED / MAY 1901 / 1ST OF EDWARD VII; below, WA TAS NSW VIC SA QLD
Reverse Description: Busts of Duke and Duchess; above, OPENING OF THE FIRST / FEDERAL PARLIAMENT; below, T.R.H. / THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF CORNWALL / AND YORK / MELBOURNE, MAY 1901
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Busts of Queen Victoria and Edward VII; above, AUST. COMMONWEALTH / EST.1.JAN.1901 / 63RD OF VICTORIA, R.I.; below, FIRST PARLIAMENT OPENED / MAY 1901 / 1ST OF EDWARD VII; below, WA TAS NSW VIC SA QLD (obverse)
Busts of Duke and Duchess; above, OPENING OF THE FIRST / FEDERAL PARLIAMENT; below, T.R.H. / THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF CORNWALL / AND YORK / MELBOURNE, MAY 1901(reverse)
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Person Depicted: King Edward VII
Person Depicted: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York
Person Depicted: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York

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