Where is it from?

Association locations map

Tags

Add your own tags:
Separate multiple tags using a comma

Similar items over time

Medal - Melbourne Exhibition Building Foundation Stone, Victoria, Australia, 1879 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33438

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Melbourne Exhibition Building Foundation Stone 1879 (AD)
Mint: Melbourne
Other Details: This is a bronze strike of the medal issued to commemorate the laying of the Foundation Stone for the Melbourne Exhibition Building. Gold medals were distributed in February 1879, manufactured by the Melbourne Mint. The Mint also prepared two silver and ond bronze pieces for its own collection. This medal was displayed at the 1880 Exhibition as part of the Mint exhibit.
Description:
A bronze strike of the medal issued to commemorate the laying of the Foundation Stone for the Melbourne Exhibition Building. Gold medals were distributed in February 1879, manufactured by the Melbourne Mint. The Mint also prepared two silver and ond bronze pieces for its own collection. It features an artist's conception of the building as it would appear for the 1880 International Exhibition. The reverse was employed to engrave recipients names within an olive wreathon the gold pieces, this silver reference piece has not been engraved
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.07 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: exhibitions, royal exhibition building
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Ernst August Altmann, Jeweller & Engraver (circa 1850-1920), Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: melbourne exhibition 1854
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1879 AD
Obverse Description: At centre a view of the proposed Exhibition Building with Southern Cross in the sky above right; around above, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION ; in exergue, 1880 / FOUNDATION STONE / COMMEMORATION MEDAL
Reverse Description: Olive wreath
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION around above a front view of the proposed building;
1880 / FOUNDATION STONE / COMMEMORATION MEDAL in exergue
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1879
Mint: Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1879
Artist: Ernst Altmann, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1879
References: Car. 1880/12 but bronze
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] Sharples, John. 1985. The 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition Foundation Stone Medal.

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No