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Medal - Olympic Prize, Trial Obverse, Victoria, Australia, 1956 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33497

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Trial of Olympic Prize medal obverse die 1956 (AD)
Mint: K.G.Luke
Other Details: This is lead trial struck to test the obverse die for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Prize medals. It depicts a female figure seated at left holding victors wreath in air; at right, XVI TH. OLYMPIAD / MELBOURNE / 1956. It was commissioned by the Melbourne Olympic Committee, which was responsible for organising the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, including construction of stadiums, athletes' accommodation, press coverage and medal production.
Description:
This is a lead trial struck to test the die for the Melbourne Olympic Prize medals. It depicts a female figure seated at left holding victors wreath in air; at right, XVI TH. OLYMPIAD / MELBOURNE / 1956
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 52 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 58.76 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: olympic games melbourne 1956
Themes this item is part of: K.G. Luke, Medal & Trophy Makers, Melbourne, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne Olympic Committee, Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: sports prizes
Series: Prize
DateEra: 1956 AD
Obverse Description: Greek female figure seated at left holding victors wreath in air; at right, XVI TH. OLYMPIAD / MELBOURNE / 1956 below in tiny letters, K.G.LUKE LTD.
Reverse Description: Plain
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Greek female figure seated at left holding victors wreath in air; at right, XVI TH. OLYMPIAD / MELBOURNE / 1956 below in tiny letters, K.G.LUKE LTD. (obverse)
Plain (reverse)
Material: Lead
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1956
Mint: K. G. Luke (Mint), 1956
Commissioned By: Melbourne Olympic Committee

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