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Medal - Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Silver Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1895 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35638

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Medal - Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Silver Prize 1895 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Awarded to: David Altson
Other Details: Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Silver Prize medal, awarded to David Altson in 1895 as 1st prize for a set of double buggy harness.
Description:
A silver prize medal (36 mm diameter) awarded to David Alston featuring Victoria standing holding a Victor's wreath and colonial shield surrounded by the heads of a horse, sheep and cow, a plough, wind mill and stables. In the background a ship powered by steam ans sail leaves port and a light-house.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 30.17 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agriculture, saddlers, saddles
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Prize Medals
DateEra: 1895 AD
Obverse Description: At centre inscribed within an olive wreath, D. Alston / 1895 around, THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA
Reverse Description: Victoria standing front, head left holding a Victor's wreath in right hand and resting left hand on colonial shield; she is surrounded by the heads of a horse, sheep and cow, a plough, wind mill and stables. In the background a ship powered by steam ans sail leaves port and a light-house.. in exergue, S&M
Edge Description: FIRST PRIZE SET OF DOUBLE BUGGY HARNESS
Inscriptions: Edge: FIRST PRIZE SET OF DOUBLE BUGGY HARNESS
Obverse: THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA; at centre inscribed, D. Alston 1895
Reverse: the makers initials in exergue, S. & M.
Material: Silver
Issued By: Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1895
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1895

Using old Stokes & Martin dies.
Commissioned By: Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Victoria, Australia
Awarded To: Mr. David Alston - David Alston & Co, Victoria, Australia, 1895

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