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Badge - 'For France, Tasmania', 1918 Reg. No: SH 950301
- Alternative Name(s): Button
Small metal badge featuring an allegorical female figure of Liberty. It is inscribed 'For France', 'Tasmania', '1918'.
Made by prolific medal-maker Alfred E. Stokes in Sydney. The badge was apparently sold in Tasmania in 1918, during World War I, in support of the people of France.
- Small metal badge, coloured in red, white, blue and gold. The words are printed in white around the edge of the badge, and in the centre is the allegorical female figure of Liberty, surrounded by six symbols, probably fleur de lis. On the back of the badge is stuck a paper label printed in white on blue, indicating the name of the manufacturer, Stokes of Sydney. The badge has a metal fastener and a gold edge.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Museum of Victoria Numismatics Collection, 1995
|Dimensions:||2.20 cm (Width), 2.20 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, allegorical art, world war i fundraising|
|Themes this item is part of:||Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Secondary Classification:||Civilian Life|
|Inscriptions:||Text: For France Tasmania 1918. On paper label on back: Alfred E. Stokes/Maker/288/Pitt St/Sydney.|
|Manufacturer:||Stokes, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1918|
|Place & Date Used:||Tasmania, Australia, post 1918|
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