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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Reverse: WIMMERA DISTRICT PASTORAL & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
1ST. PRIZE Colonial WHITE WINE J. Best 1873
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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