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Medal - Victorian Exhibition Commemorative, Victoria, Australia, 1872 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35005

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Melbourne Victorian Exhibition Commemorative 1872 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: This medal was struck by the Melbourne firm Stokes and Martin with a medal press they set up to demonstrate medal making at the 1872-73 Victorian Exhibition. The Exhibition was held 6 November 1872 - 8 January 1873.
Description:
A bronze commemorative medal (22 mm diameter) featuring Julius Hogarth's aboriginal portrait and and Australian shield surmounted by a possum.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.82 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: aboriginal depictions, exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Julius Hogarth, Jeweller & Medal Maker (1820-1879), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Wannenmacher Collection, Hogarth, Erichsen & Co., Jewellers, Sydney, New South Wales, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: exhibitions
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1872 AD
Obverse Description: BILLI EX : REX : VICT./1872 Head of a bearded Aborigine facing right, Intials I.H under neck truncation
Reverse Description: STRUCK AT THE EXHIBITION MINT Coat of arms surrounded by a wreath
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: BILLI EX : REX : VICT. 1872 Head of a bearded Aborigine facing right, Intials I.H under neck truncation (obverse)
STRUCK AT THE EXHIBITION MINT Coat of arms surrounded by a wreath (reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1872
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint), 1872
Artist: Julius Hogarth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1872
References: Car 1872/2
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Official Record: Containing Introduction, Catalogues, Reports and Recommendations of the Experts..., London, 1873

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