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Medal - Anzac, Education Department Schools, Australia, 1916 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34972

Anzac Day school children's medal, issued in 1916. The medal was struck by the Education Department of Victoria for distribution to school children in 1916 to commemorate the first anniversary of Anzac day. The Anzac forces first landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
Mint: Stokes & Sons.
Obverse has the head of George V. Reverse has 'ANZAC' within wreath.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Weight: 9.63 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Height is with ribbon extended

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Tagged with: anzac day, commemorations, school children, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Wannenmacher Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Education Department of Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Australian Commemorative medals
DateEra: 1916 AD
Obverse Description: Head of George V facing left, mint initials on truncation, S&S; around above, FOR KING AND COUNTRY
below, * 1916 *
Reverse Description: Within wreath, ANZAC; around above, DEPT. OF EDUCATION . VICTORIA
around below, . LEST WE FORGET . 25 APRIL 15 .
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round with loop and ribbon
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Education Department of Victoria, Australia, 1916
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1916
Commissioned By: Education Department of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1916
Person Depicted: HM King George V, 1916
References: Car. 1916/2


Michele Newman Posted on 27 Feb 2010 5:39 PM
Hi I dug up a 1916 education department medal in my backyard. I couldn't find an image of it on your website. Do you know where I can look at an image and read information.


Discovery Centre Posted on 01 Mar 2010 3:18 PM
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