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Medal - Melbourne 1875 for Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1875-1876 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35677

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
1875 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Awarded to: Messrs T. & A. Aitken
Other Details: Medal minted for the Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition, 1875 to select Victorian entries for the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, 1876. The Exhibition was opened in Melbourne in September 1875 and closed in November of the same year. Winning exhibits were sent to Philadelphia for display in its Centennial Exhibition, which opened on 10 May 1876. This medal was designed by Oswald Rose Campbell, engraved by Julius Hogarth and struck by Stokes and Martin.
Description:
A bronze prize medal (69 mm diameter) awarded in Melbourne to the beer makers T. & A. Aitken from the Melbourne Philadelphia Exhibition. It features James Cook and Christopher Columbus resting arms on a globe showing the Pacific Ocean (Cook on the side showing Australia and Columbus on the American side) and each carrying a navigational tool of their era.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 69 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: 12 mm. loop attached to top of medal

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Tagged with: alcohol, beer, beverages, exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Julius Hogarth, Jeweller & Medal Maker (1820-1879), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Oswald Rose Campbell, Artist (1820-1887), Hogarth, Erichsen & Co., Jewellers, Sydney, New South Wales, Thomas Aitken, Brewer, Victoria Parade Brewery, East Melbourne, Victoria, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Captain James Cook, Navigator & Explorer (1728-1779), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: exhibitions
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1875-1876 AD
Obverse Description: At centre a globe showing the Pacific ocean; left James Cook, right Christopher Colombus, below, MELBOURNE 1875; in ex.; PHILADELPHIA 1876
Reverse Description: At centre within wreats, INGENS / PATEAT TELLVS / ***** / NEC SIT TERRIS / VLTIMA / THVLE
Edge Description: MESSRS T & [......]KEN
Inscriptions: Edge Impressed: MESSRS T & [......]KEN
Obverse: MELBOURNE 1875 PHILADELPHIA 1876
and in tiny letters, STOKES & MARTIN MELBOURNE O.R. CAMPBELL. DES. J. HOGARTH. FEC.
Reverse: INGENS / PATEAT TELLVS / NEC SIT TERRIS / VLTIMA / THVLE
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition Commissioners, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1875
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1875
Artist: Julius Hogarth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1875
Artist: Mr. Oswald Campbell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1875
Person Depicted: Captain James Cook, Victoria, Australia, 1875 or later
Person Depicted: Christopher Columbus
Awarded To: Mr. Thomas Aitken - Victoria Parade Brewery, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1875

Medal named top T & A Aitken but naming partly covered by loop attached to edge.

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