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Medal - Australian International Exhibition Commissioners, New South Wales, Australia, 1879-1881 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35032

Summary:
Australia
Medal - Royal Commission on Australian International Exhibitions 1879 - 1881
Other Details: A large bronze medal awarded to W. Jackson for Services to the Royal Commission on Australian International Exhibitions for Sydney 1879 - 80 and Melbourne 1880 - 81.
Description:
A large bronze medal (76 mm) awarded to W. Jackson for Services to the Royal Commission for Sydney 1879 - 80 and Melbourne 1880 - 81. It features a portrait of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales by J.S. & A.B Wyon.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 76 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Weight > 100 g

More information

Tagged with: exhibitions, royal commissions
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, J.S. & A.B. Wyon, Engravers, London, England, J.S. & A.B. Wyon, Engravers, London, England, HRH Albert, Prince of Wales (1841-1910)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: exhibitions
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1879-1881 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Albert bearded facing right; around, ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES K.G. PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION * in tiny letters below the truncation, J.S. & A.B. WYON
Reverse Description: Inscribed within a thick olive wreath, W. JACKSON / FOR / SERVICES; around above, AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS around below, . SYDNEY 1879 - 80 . MELBOURNE 1880 - 81 .
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse Head of Albert bearded facing right; around, ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES K.G. PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION * in tiny letters below the truncation, J.S. & A.B. WYON
Reverse: Inscribed within a thick olive wreath, W. JACKSON / FOR / SERVICES; around above, AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS around below, . SYDNEY 1879 - 80 . MELBOURNE 1880 - 81 .
Edge: Plain
In original box with three plumes and the Prince's initials A E at the sides above, ROYAL / COMMISSION / AUSTRALIAN / INTERNATIONAL / EXHIBITIONS and the Wyon seal imptinted on the inner cover.
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Australia

The Commission was involved with both the Melbourne and Sydney Exhibitions.
Artist: A. Wyon, England, Great Britain
Artist: Joseph Wyon, England, Great Britain, 1879-1881
Person Depicted: HRH Albert Prince of Wales

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