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Medal - Melbourne Exhibition Commemorative, Victoria, Australia, 1881 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 31130

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 the text of the Lord's Prayer. It has a small hole near the top but the reverse die has been mounted upside-down so that the small circly to indicate where the hole was to be placed is at the top and the hole passes through the word AMEN.
Description:
Silver commemorative medal from the International Exhbition, Melbourne 1880-1881. It features view of the Exhibition Building from the south-east and the text of the Lord's Prayer. It has a small hole near the top on the obverse, but the reverse die has been mounted upside-down so that the small circly to indicate where the hole was to be placed is at the top and the hole passes through the word AMEN.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.42 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, prayers, royal exhibition building
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: melbourne exhibition 1854
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1881 AD
Obverse Description: A view of the Exhibition Building from the south-east; in exergue, INTERNATIONAL / EXHIBITION / MELB. 1881
Reverse Description: OUR / FATHER / WHO ART IN HEAVEN / HALLOWED BE THY NAME / THY KINGDOM COME / THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH / AS IT IS IN HEAVEN / GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD / FORGIUE (sic) US OUR TRESPASSES / AS WE FORGIVE THEM / THAT TRESPASS AGAINST US / LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION / BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL / FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM / THE POWER / & THE GLORY / FOR EVER & EVER / A[M]EN
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: INTERNATIONAL / EXHIBITION / MELB. 1881
Reverse: OUR / FATHER / WHO ART IN HEAVEN / HALLOWED BE THY NAME / THY KINGDOM COME / THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH / AS IT IS IN HEAVEN / GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD / FORGIUE (sic) US OUR TRESPASSES / AS WE FORGIVE THEM / THAT TRESPASS AGAINST US / LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION / BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL / FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM / THE POWER / & THE GLORY / FOR EVER & EVER / A[M]EN
Material: Silver
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1881
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880
References: Car. 1881/11

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