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Medal - Joseph Banks Silver Prize, Royal Horticultural Society, Great Britain, 1909 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35693

Summary:
Great Britain Australia Victoria
Medal - Royal Horticultural Society Joseph Banks Silver Prize 1909 (AD)
Mint: John Pinches, London
Awarded to: State Government of Victoria.
Other Details: This Royal Horticultural Society Joseph Banks Silver Prize medal was awarded to the Government of Victoria for bottled fruit on 1 December 1909.
Description:
A silver prize medal (38 mm diameter) of the Royal Horticultural Society, London featuring a portrait of Joseph Banks and awarded to the Government of Victoria.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Science Museum of Victoria (SMV), 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 33.62 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture, bottled fruit, exports, fruit, preserved fruits, primary produce
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Joseph Banks, Botanist (1743-1820), Royal Horticultural Society, Royal Horticultural Society
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: British Agricultural Prize Medals
DateEra: 1909 AD
Obverse Description: Bare head right; around, SIR JOSEPH BANKS BT PRS BORN 1745 DIED 1820
Reverse Description: THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY; engraved, TO THE / GOVERNMENT OF / VICTORIA / AUSTRALIA / FOR / BOTTLED FRUIT / DEC. 1. 1909
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: SIR JOSEPH BANKS BT PRS BORN 1745 DIED 1820
Reverse: THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY; engraved, TO THE / GOVERNMENT OF / VICTORIA / AUSTRALIA / FOR / BOTTLED FRUIT / DEC. 1. 1909
Material: Silver
Issued By: Royal Horticultural Society of London, London, England, Great Britain, 1909
Commissioned By: Royal Horticultural Society of London, England, Great Britain, 1909
Awarded To: State Government of Victoria Major Projects Unit, Victoria, Australia
Person Depicted: Sir Joseph Banks, England, Great Britain, 1909

Comments

Geoff Childs Posted on 22 Aug 2013 2:27 AM
I have an identical JB medal in a John Pinches hinged case. But the obverse is blank except for the RHS circle. It also appears to be bronze. Were many "spare" medals made for future awards?

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