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Medal - Exhibition of Engineering, Victoria, Australia, circa 1879 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35416

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Exhibition of Engineering
Mint: Stokes & Martin

Other Details: Exhibition of Engineering medal, issued around 1879. This exhibition is dated 1879 by Alfred Chitty in his catalogue of the NGV's Numismatics collection in 1920.
Description:
A small medal (22 mm. diameter) featuring a view of a single arched bridge and a cog wheel depicting in its four quarters: a ship with sail and steam engine, a water-wheel, a steam traction engine and a group of engineering drawing tools
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.77 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: bridges, exhibitions, sailing vessels, steam engines, steam ships
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Engineering Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Alfred Chitty Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: exhibitions
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: circa 1879 AD
Obverse Description: At centre within a broad rim, a single arched bridge over a river; around on broad rim, EXHIBITION OF ENGINEERING
Reverse Description: Within a cog wheel in its four quarters: a ship with sail and steam engine, a water-wheel, a steam traction engine and a group of engineering drawing tools
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: EXHIBITION OF ENGINEERING
Shape: Round with hole
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Victoria, Australia, circa 1879

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