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Medal - Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition of Wine, Grain & Fruit, Commemorative, Victoria, Australia, 1884 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 24630

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition of Wine Grain Fruit etc. Commemorative 1884 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: This medal was struck on a press set up in the exhibition and sold as a memento. The Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition of Wine, Grain, Fruit etc opened on 17 March 1884 and closed in April. Its patron was the Most Honorable Marquis of Normanby, James Service, MP, Premier and Treasurer of Victoria. The Exhibition included categories for Works of Art; Education, Medicine and Hygiene; Furniture and Accessories; Textile Fabrics; Raw and Manufactured Products; Machinery and Manufactures; Alimentary Products - Cereals; Preserves; Fruits; Hops; Fermented Drinks; Agriculture; Horticulture; Minerals; a Ladies Court displaying needlework, artwork, jams and fruits, pickles and sauces, breads, scones, etc.; and an Old Court, displaying historic materials relating to the history of Australia. The Official Catalogue included advertisements from some of the exhibitors.
Description:
A gilt commemorative medal (22 mm diameter) featuring Julius' Hogarth's aboriginal male profile and a bunch of grapes.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.26 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, fruit, wine
Themes this item is part of: Julius Hogarth, Jeweller & Medal Maker (1820-1879), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures 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: 1884 AD
Obverse Description: Aboriginal head, bearded, facing right, around, STRUCK AT THE EXHIBITION MINT
Reverse Description: At centre on a shield a bunch of grapes; around, VICT. INTER. WINE FRUIT & GRAIN EXHIB. *
Inscriptions: Obverse: STRUCK AT THE EXHIBITION MINT
Reverse: VICT. INTER. WINE FRUIT & GRAIN EXHIB. *
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1884
Mint: Stokes & Martin, 1884

Struck on press set up in the exhibition.
Artist: Julius Hogarth, 1872
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Victorian International Exhibition 1884 of Wine, Fruit, Grain, & Other Products of the Soil of Australasia with Machinery, Plant, and Tools Employed: Official Catalogue of Exhibits, Melbourne, 1884

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