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Medal - First Prize, 'Colonial White Wine', Wimmera & District Pastoral & Agricultural Society, Victoria, Australia, 1873 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 17893

Medal awarded by the Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society to J. Best in 1873 as first prize for 'Colonial White Wine'. The obverse of the medal shows a horse, bull and sheep with farming hand tools and a wheat-sheaf. Joseph Best was a pioneer of Great Western wines.

"The Irvine Wine Collection was acquired by Museum Victoria in 1989. It represents the history of the Great Western Vineyard and the achievements of Hans William Henry Irvine, vigneron and politician, from 1888 until 1922. It comprises 130 items ranging from publications, marketing items, packaging materials, wine labels, award medals, ceramics, illuminated address, commemorative trowel, trophy plaques, wine makers tools, and silverware."
A silver medal (46 mm diameter) struck from dies engraved by Julius Hogarth.It features a horse, bull and sheep with no attempt at scale p[lus farming hand-tools and a wheat-sheaf.The reverse gives details of the prize within a circular wreath of wheat and grapes.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 42.11 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agriculture, wine
Themes this item is part of: Great Western Winery Timeline 1858-1922, Julius Hogarth, Jeweller & Medal Maker (1820-1879), Hans William Henry Irvine, Vigneron & Politician (1856-1922), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Hogarth, Erichsen & Co., Jewellers, Sydney, New South Wales, Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: 1873 AD
Obverse Description: A horse, bull and sheep (with no attempt at scale) plus farming hand-tools and a wheat-sheaf; in exergue in small letters the makers details, J.H. SC. G. CRISP MELBOURNE
Reverse Description: WIMMERA DISTRICT PASTORAL & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY around circular wreath of wheat and grapes; engraved within, 1ST. PRIZE / Colonial / WHITE WINE / J. Best / 1873
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: J.H. SC. G. CRISP MELBOURNE
1ST. PRIZE Colonial WHITE WINE J. Best 1873
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Wimmera and District Pastoral and Agricultural Society, Wimmera, Victoria, Australia, 1873
Mint: G Crisp, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1873
Artist: Julius Hogarth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1873
Awarded To: Joseph Best, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, 1873
References: http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A030146b.htm, viewed by L. Dale-Hallett, 17.6.2008

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