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Badge - 'For France, Tasmania', 1918 Object Reg. No: SH 950301

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.20 cm (Width), 2.20 cm (Length)

More information

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
Tertiary Classification: fundraising
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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