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Medal - Port Phillip Farmers' Society, Silver Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1863 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33517

Australia Victoria
Port Phillip Farmers Association Silver Prize Medal 1863 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Mr. Thomas Aitken
Other Details: Prize medal awarded to Mr. Thomas Aitken for Old Tom ( dark ale) by the Port Phillip Farmers Society (now known as Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria). The Society was formed in 1848 from a number of earlier farmers' societies in Victoria. The Society aimed to improve agricultural practices to meet the food needs of a growing population, and conducted ploughing matches in the area around Flemington. In 1855 it established showgrounds in Parkville, opposite the present site of The University of Melbourne. The current showgrounds in Ascot Vale were not established until 1882.
A silver prize medal (51 mm. diameter) featuring a rural scene of farm house, reclining cow, sheep, horse and tools below gum tree branch; in exergue in tiny letters, ARNOLDI and details of the prize engraved within open wreath below small Kangaroo
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 62.98 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture, alcohol, beer, beverages
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Thomas Aitken, Brewer, Victoria Parade Brewery, East Melbourne, Victoria, Port Phillip Farmers Society, Victoria, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Prize Medals
DateEra: 1863 AD
Reverse Description: Engraved within open wreath below small Kangaroo, OLD TOM / PRIZE / awarded to / Mr. Thos. Aitken / Annual Exhibition 1863; around, PORT PHILLIP FARMER'S SOCIETY; below, INSTITUTED 1848
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: PORT PHILLIP FARMERS ASSOCIATION INSTITUTED 1848 OLD TOM / PRIZE / awarded to / Mr. Thos. Aitken / Annual Exhibition 1863
Reverse: ARNOLDI
Material: Silver
Issued By: Port Phillip Farmers' Society, Victoria, Australia, 1863
Artist: Arnoldi
Awarded To: Mr. Thomas Aitken - Victoria Parade Brewery, Australia, 1863

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