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Medal - Captain James Cook Bicentenary, Solvol Soap, Lever & Kitchen, Australia, 1970 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 36475

Summary:
A small medal with large loop at top featuring bust of James Cook facing right. One of more than 40 different commemorative medal issues inspired by the 1970 bicentenary of Captain James Cook's arrival in Australia. This medal was distributed with bars of Solvol soap, made by Lever and Kitchen.
Description:
A small medal with large loop at top featuring bust of James Cook facing right, around, CAPTAIN COOK BICENTENARY CELEBRATION *
At centre, 1770 / - to - / 1970
around, SOLVOL COMMEMORATION MEDALLION *
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 27 mm (Height), 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.23 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Height to top of loop

More information

Tagged with: australian bicentenary 1788-1988, australian exploration, celebrations, marketing
Themes this item is part of: Lever & Kitchen Pty Ltd, Personal Care Product Manufacturers, Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Captain James Cook, Navigator & Explorer (1728-1779)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian exploration
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1970 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of James Cook facing right, around, CAPTAIN COOK BICENTENARY CELEBRATION *
Reverse Description: At centre, 1770 / - to - / 1970
around, SOLVOL COMMEMORATION MEDALLION *
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Bust of James Cook facing right, around, CAPTAIN COOK BICENTENARY CELEBRATION *

At centre, 1770 / - to - / 1970
around, SOLVOL COMMEMORATION MEDALLION *
Material: Gilt Aluminium
Commissioned By: Lever & Kitchen Pty. Ltd., Australia, 1970

250,000 struck in Hong Kong and distributed by being attached to packaging of bars of Solvol soap.
Issued By: Lever & Kitchen Pty. Ltd., Australia
Person Depicted: Captain James Cook
References: Car. 1970/19

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