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Medal - Tarraville State School Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1882 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33478

Summary:
Australia Victoria Tarraville
Medal - Tarraville State School Prize 1882 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: White metal Tarraville State School prize medal, dated 1882. Located 236 km south east of Melbourne Tarraville was once a booming stopover point for the gold prospectors making their way across country from Port Albert to the Omeo goldfields. At the height of the goldrush it has a population of 219 which, remarkably, was the largest stable population in the area. Today there is little of importance left at Tarraville. It is a sleepy town which attracts visitors curious to see Victoria's second-oldest timber building.
Description:
A white metal prize medal (38 mm diameter) awarded to students who passed in all sublects in 1882 under the guidance of the teacher A. Liddelow. It has a Stokes & Martin standard "The Victoria Medal" obverse with a crowned and veiled head of Queen Victoria facing left.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 21.45 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: education, gold
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: education prizes
Series: Australian Prize Medals
DateEra: 1882 AD
Obverse Description: Crowned and veiled head of Queen Victoria facing left, around on broad rim, THE VICTORIA MEDAL + STOKES & MARTIN MELBOURNE
Reverse Description: Around on broad rim,TARRAVILLE STATE SCHOOL No. 615 * 1882 * at centre, PASSED / IN ALL / SUBJECTS /
A. LIDDELOW / TEACHER
Inscriptions: Obverse: THE VICTORIA MEDAL STOKES & MARTIN MELBOURNE
Reverse: TARRAVILLE STATE SCHOOL No. 615 * 1882 * OASSED IN ALL SUBJECTS A. LIDDELOW TEACHER
Shape: round
Material: White Metal
Issued By: Tarraville State School, Australia, 1882
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1882
Commissioned By: Tarraville State School, Tarraville, Victoria, Australia, 1882
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Person Named: A. Liddlelow - Tarraville State School, Tarraville, Victoria, Australia, 1882

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