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Medal - Roman Catholic Total Abstinence Pledge, Australia, circa 1885 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35511

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Roman Catholic Total Abstinence Pledge c. 1877 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Other Details: This gilt medal represents a promise of abstinence from intoxicating drinks offered under Rev. P. Hennebery around 1885. The medal is holed and was probably originally worn on a ribbon through a loop in the hole. It features the Temperence Arms and pledge.
Description:
A gilt medal (31mm diameter) holed and probably originally worn on a ribbon through a loop in the hole. It features the Temperence Arms and the pledge.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.94 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: religions, temperance movements
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: religions
Series: Australian Temperance Medals
DateEra: circa 1885 AD
Obverse Description: At centre the Temperance movement Arms, a shield bearing a lamb advancing left holding a flag over its shoulder above the letters IHS, supported by a man on left holding a flag bearing the word SOBRIETY and a woman on right bearing a flag with the words DOMESTIC COMFORT; above shield a radiate cross on three steps with angels flying right and left crowning man and woman with wreaths; below shield two children kneel; around above, IN HOC SIGNO VINCES; around below, FRUITS OF TEMPERANCE; on ribbon below shield, HAPPINESS
Reverse Description: At centre a cross radiate in angles with the words, I PROMISE / TO / ABSTAIN / FROM ALL / INTOXICATING DRINKS / EXCEPT USED MEDICINALLY / & BY ORDER OF A MEDICAL MAN / & TO DISCOUNTENANCE / THE / CAUSE & / PRACTICE / OF INTEMP- / ERANCE; around above, ROMAN CATHOLIC TOTAL ABSTINENCE PLEDGE; around below, GIVEN BY REV. P. HENNEBERY; in the angles of the cross, FOR THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: IN HOC SI[G]NO VINCES FRUITS OF TEMPERANCE HAPPINESS IHS
Reverse: ROMAN CATHOLIC TOTAL ABSTINENCE PLEDGE GIVEN BY REV. P. HENNEBERY FOR THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD I PROMISE TO ABSTAIN FROM ALL INTOXICATING DRINKS EXCEPT USED MEDICINALLY & BY ORDER OF A MEDICAL MAN & TO DISCOUNTENANCE THE CAUSE & PRACTICE OF INTEMPERANCE
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Australia
Person Named: Reverend P. Hennebery
Previous Collection: George McArthur

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