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Medal - Sydney Society of Artists, Australia, 1926 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35657

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Medal - Society of Artists Sydney Australia 1926 (AD)
Mint: Sydney
Awarded to: Sir W. Baldwin Spencer
Other Details: Medal designed by G. Rayner Hoff as an award for the advancement of Australian Art. It was minted in 1926 and awarded to Sir W. Baldwin Spencer, university scientist, anthropologist, photographer and administrator.
Description:
A bronze medal (52 mm. diameter) featuring Art standing naked with drapery over shoulder holding paint brush and easel. The name of the recipient is engraved on the edge.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 58.97 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: anthropology, art medals, australian art
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Rayner George Hoff, Sculptor (1894-1937), Society of Artists, Sydney, New South Wales, Walter Baldwin Spencer, Anthropologist, Biologist & Museum Director (1860-1929), Walter Baldwin Spencer, Anthropologist, Biologist & Museum Director (1860-1929)
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: societies
Series: Sir W. Baldwin Spencer Medals
DateEra: 1926 AD
Obverse Description: Art standing naked with drapery over shoulder holding paint brush and easel; across medal SOCIETY OF ARTISTS / SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and the artist's name in small lettering, G. RAYNOR HOFF
Reverse Description: Obverse: Reverse: IN APPRECIATION OF GOOD SERVICE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF AUSTRALIAN ART
Edge Description: Engraved: SIR BALDWIN SPENCER K.C.M.G. 1926
Inscriptions: Edge: SIR BALDWIN SPENCER K.C.M.G. 1926
Obverse: SOCIETY OF ARTISTS SYDNEY AUSTRALIA and the artist's name in small lettering, G. RAYNOR HOFF
Reverse: IN APPRECIATION OF GOOD SERVICE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF AUSTRALIAN ART
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Society of Artists, Sydney, Australia, 1926
Artist: Rayner Hoff, New South Wales, Australia, by 1926
Awarded To: Sir Walter Spencer - National Museum of Victoria, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1926

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