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Medal - Geelong Industrial & Juvenile Exhibition Prize, Specimen, Victoria, Australia, 1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35444

Summary:
Australia Victoria Bendigo
Medal - Geelong Industrial & Juvenile Exhibition Bronze Prize Medal - 1879 - 80 (AD)
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Artist: Altmann, E.A.
Other Details: This is an unissued specimen of the prize medal at the Bendigo Juvenile & Industrial Exhibition, retained as a reference by the Melbourne Mint. Juvenile industrial exhibitions were held to to encourage young people to compete in 'works of industry and usefulness', to impress the dignity and honour of labour, to nurture those in the trades, to show handiwork, to share ideas, to develop the idea of 'useful employment' in leisure hours and to create a 'taste for the fine arts and ornamental works, so as to make the home attractive' (Official Record, Australian Juvenile Industrial Exhibition, Ballarat, 1890).
Description:
An unissued bronze prize medal (35 mm diameter) featuring the Shield of Geelong with the motto THE RIGHT USE OF GOD'S GIFTS
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 35 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 28.26 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: education, exhibitions, wine
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures 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: Civil
Tertiary Classification: exhibition prizes
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1880 AD
Obverse Description: Within a wreath of rose, thistle, shamrock, grape vine, the Shield of Geelong with the motto THE RIGHT USE OF GOD'S GIFTS
Reverse Description: Around on broad rim, GEELONG INDUSTRIAL & JUVENILE EXHIBITION 1879 - 80 at centre AWARDED TO (space for the winner's details to be engraved)
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: THE RIGHT USE OF GOD'S GIFTS
Reverse: GEELONG INDUSTRIAL & JUVENILE EXHIBITION 1879 - 80 AWARDED TO
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Mint: Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880
Artist: Ernst Altmann, 1879

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