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Medal - Calcutta International Exhibition, India, 1884 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35648

Summary:
India Calcutta Australia Victoria
Medal - Calcutta International Exhibition Silver Prize, 1883 - 84 (AD)
Awarded to: Sir William J. Clarke
Other Details: Calcutta International Exhibition medal, awarded to Sir William J. Clarke for his Bolinda Vale wool. Clarke owned large grazing properties in Victoria. He was particularly interested in farming as a science, and supported scientific instructor R.W.E. M'Ivor, who lectured on agricultural chemistry. He also founded the Rupertswood Battery of Horse Artillery, Victoria. He was a generous philanthropist.
Description:
A silver prize medal (51 mm diameter) featuring a crowned bust of Queen Victoria in Indian dress. The prize medals from this exhibition were issued without the name of the winner engraved on the reverse, unlike most cases this medal has been engraved.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 53.72 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, wool
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), William J. Clarke, Farmer (1831-1897)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: exhibitions
Series: Indian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1884 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of Queen Victoria in the style of Empress of India; around on broad rim. CALCUTTA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION . 1883 - 84
Reverse Description: Within olive wreath, AWARDED TO / Sir William J. Clarke Bart / BOLINDA VALE / WOOL
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: CALCUTTA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION . 1883 - 84 .
Reverse: AWARDED TO Sir William J. Clarke Bart BOLINDA VALE WOOL
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Calcutta, India, 1884
Awarded To: Sir William Clarke, Victoria, Australia, 1884
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Awarded To: Mr Joseph Bosisto - Victorian Commissioners to the 1885 Calcutta Exhibition

Chairman of the Victorian Commission to the 1884 Calcutta Exhibition.

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