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Medal - Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition Bazaar, Victoria, Australia, 1888 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33464

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
International Exhibition Commemorative Medal 1888-9 (AD)
Centennial International Exhibition Bazaar 6d Voucher
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: An gilt commemorative medal of the Centennial International Bazaar which also represented a six pence discount voucher at the Athenaeum; featuring a view from above of the Exhibition Building and the extensive additions made for the 1888 exhibition. The 1888 Centennial International Exhibition, celebrating a century of Australian settlement, surpassed even the grand scale of the1880 Melbourne International Exhibition. It attracted over two million people, but the Victorian government had to spend £250 000 on it, ten times the amount estimated. The exhibition had a distinctively imerial focus, and a greater emphasis on culture than in 1880, particularly on music and painting. A choir of five thousand sang music old and new, and half a million people attended symphony concerts. There were over three thousand paintings on display, including works by artists like J.M.W. Turner and C. Lutyens. The Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens was lit inside and out by electric lights, claimed to be the largest installation of arc lighting in the world.
Description:
An gilt medal and six pence discount voucher of the Centennial International Bazaar featuring a view from above of the Exhibition Building and the extensive additions made for the 1888 exhibition with the words above, COVERS 35 1/2 ACRES, and in exergue, CIE / MELBOURNE. On the reverse at the centre, * 6D, * / VOUCHER / ATHENAEUM; around , CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR * 1888-9 *
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.12 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: bazaars, exhibitions, royal exhibition building
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: melbourne centennial exhibition 1888-1889
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1888 AD
Obverse Description: View from above of the Exhibition Building and the extensive additions made for the 1888 exhibition with the words above, COVERS 35 1/2 ACRES, and in exergue, CIE / MELBOURNE.
Reverse Description: At the centre, * 6D, * / VOUCHER / ATHENAEUM; around , CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR * 1888-9 *
Edge Description: PLain
Inscriptions: Obverse: COVERS 35 1/2 ACRES, and in exergue, CIE / MELBOURNE
Reverse: At the centre, * 6D, * / VOUCHER / ATHENAEUM; around , CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR * 1888-9 *
Edge: Plain
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888
References: Car. 1888-9/2

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