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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Specimen, Launceston City Council, Tasmania, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34796

Summary:
Australia Tasmania, Launceston
Coronation medal for Edward VII 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Proof-like specimen strike, not holed
Other Details: The coronation of Edward VII in 1902 prompted major celebrations in Australia. It was an opportunity for the new nation to reaffirm its pride at being a key member of the British Empire. Over 40 different medals were produced around Australia. This medal, issued by Launceston, names F.K. Fairthorne as Mayor.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Weight: 8.97 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: architecture, celebrations, king edward vii coronation 1902, royal coronations, town halls
Themes this item is part of: Frederick Kirk Fairthorne, Chemist & Mayor, City of Launceston, Tasmania (circa 1850-?), Municipality of Launceston, Tasmania, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), HM Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal coronations
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1902 AD
Obverse Description: At centre, within line circle conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; around, EDWARD VII AND ALEXANDRA 0; below, CROWNED 26 JUNE / 1902.
Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top
Reverse Description: At centre, view of Launceston Town Hall, above, GOD SAVE THE KING; at sides, LAUNCESTON TASMANIA;
below, TOWN HALL / F.K. FAIRTHORNE / MAYOR / 1902
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Heart
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Launceston City Council, Tasmania, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, 1902
Commissioned By: Mr. Frederick Fairthorne - Launceston City Council, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 1902
Person Depicted: King Edward VII
Person Depicted: HM Queen Alexandra
References: Car. 1902/22
Bibliography:
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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