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Medal - Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Silver Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1904 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35649

Summary:
Australia Victoria Great Western
Medal - Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Silver Prize 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons (using old Stokes & Martin dies)
Awarded to: Sir Rupert Clarke
Other Details: Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Silver Prize medal, awarded to Sir Rupert Clarke in 1904 as third prize for Leicester Ewe, under 2 1/2 years & older than 1 1/2 year old.
Description:
A silver prize medal (36 mm diameter) awarded to Sir Rupert Clarke 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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 31.72 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agriculture, farm animals, sheep
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: 1904 AD
Obverse Description: At centre inscribed within an olive wreath, Sir / Rupert T.H. Clarke / 1904; 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: 3RD. PRIZE, LEICESTER EWE, UNDER 2 1/2 & OVER 1 1/2 YEARS OLD *
Inscriptions: Edge: 3RD. PRIZE, LEICESTER EWE, UNDER 2 1/2 & OVER 1 1/2 YEARS OLD *
Obverse: THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA; at centre inscribed, Sir Rupert T.H. Clarke 1904
Reverse: the die makers initials in exergue, S & M
Material: Silver
Issued By: Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1904
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1904

The dies were made by Stokes & Martin, but remained in use after the end of the partnership in 1893.
Commissioned By: Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1904
Awarded To: Sir Rupert Clarke, Victoria, Australia, 1904

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