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Medal - Australian Total Abstinence Association, Victoria, Australia, 1885 Reg. No: NU 35553
Medal - Australian Total Abstinence Association 1885 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: This is a medal of the Australian Total Abstinence Association. The Society was one of several organisations in nineteenth century Victoria established to promote temperance, oppose the extension of hotel licences, and educate children and adults about the dangers of alcohol. Others were the Order of the Sons of Temperance, the International Order of Good Templars, and the Band of Hope.
- A lead medal (39 mm diameter holed for wearing on a ribbon) featuring St. Patrick and a crusifixion scene, the wearer vowes to abstain fron intoxicating drinks for life. Makers name or artists initials have been removed from the obverse exergue.
|Dimensions:||39 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||27.50 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||religions, temperance movements|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Obverse Description:||St Patrick standing facing 3/4 left extending shamrock in right hand, behind, a rising sun; around, AUSTRALIAN TOTAL ABSTINENCE ASSOCIATION * ST. PATRICK APOSTLE OF IRELAND PRAY FOR US *|
|Reverse Description:||Scene from the crusifixion when a Roman soldier offers Christ aspounge, below, I THIRST; around, I PROMISE TO ABSTAIN FROM ALL INTOXICATING DRINKS DURING MY LIFE 1885|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: AUDTRALIAN TOTAL ABSTINENCE ASSOCIATION ST. PATRICK APOSTLE OF IRELAND PRAY FOR US
Reverse: I PROMISE TO ABSTAIN FROM ALL INTOXICATING DRINKS DURING MY LIFE 1885 I THIRST
|Issued By:||Australian Total Abstinence Association, Victoria, Australia|
|Person Depicted:||Saint Patrick, Australia, 1885|