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Medal - Melbourne International Exhibition Commemorative, Victoria, Australia, 1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33435

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Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Melbourne Exhibition Commemorative
White metal commemorative medal from the International Exhbition, Melbourne 1880-1881
Other Details: This medal was struck for sale to visitors to the exhibition. It features view of the Exhibition Building from directly in front and Advance Australia Arms with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA. The Melbourne International Exhibition ran from 1 October 1880 to 30 April 1881. The exhibition building that still stands was constructed for the occasion, designed by Joseph Reed and built by David Mitchell. Over 1.3 million people visited the exhibition at a time when Melbourne's population was only around 282,000.
Description:
White metal commemorative medal from the International Exhbition, Melbourne 1880-1881
This medal was struck for sale to visitors to the exhibition. It features view of the Exhibition Building from directly in front and an Australian Coat of Arms with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA. It has been holed and probably originally had a loop and ribbon.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 19.32 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: melbourne international exhibition 1880-1881
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1880 AD
Obverse Description: At centre within broad rim, view of the Exhibition Building from directly in front; around on broad rim, MELBOURNE INTERL. EXHIBTN. * 1880 - 81 * below building Latin motto on ribbon, PROSPERE QUI SED ULO
Reverse Description: At centre within broad rim decorated with vine leeves and grapes, and Advance Australia Arms with the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: MELBOURNE INTERL. EXHIBTN. *1880 - 81 * and Latin motto on ribbon, PROSPERE QUI SED ULO

Reverse: ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
Material: White Metal
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880
References: Car. 1880-81/3
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Official Record of the Melbourne International Exhibition 1880-1881, Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, Melbourne, 1882

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