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Medal - Melbourne International Exhibition Commemorative, Victoria, Australia, 1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 31127

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Melbourne Exhibition Commemorative
Silver 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 the south-east and a head of Queen Victoria wearing coronet and neckless of pearls by T. Stokes. Unlike most medals of this type, it is not holed. 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:
A silver medal that features a view of the Exhibition Building from the south-east and a head of Queen Victoria wearing coronet and neckless of pearls
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.99 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, royal exhibition building
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: melbourne international exhibition 1880-1881
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1880 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria facing left, wearing coronet and necklace of pearls; around VICTORIA 1880-1 and in tiny letters on the truncation the srtists initials, T.S.
Reverse Description: A view of the Exhibition Building from the south-east; in exergue, INTERNATIONAL / EXHIBITION / 1880 MELBOURNE / 1881
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIA 1880-1 and in tiny letters on the truncation the srtists initials, T.S.
Reverse: INTERNATIONAL / EXHIBITION / 1880 MELBOURNE / 1881
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
References: Car. 1880-81/6 in silver
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Official Record of the Melbourne International Exhibition 1880-1881, Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, Melbourne, 1882

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