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Medal - Herbert River Agricultural & Pastoral Association Prize, Queensland, Australia, circa 1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34869

Summary:
Australia Queensland Herberton
Medal - Herbert River Agricultural and Pastoral Association Prize c. 1880 (AD)
Mint: Unknown
Awarded to: Not issued
Other Details: Herberton was established in 1880 as part of the Herbert River tin mining field (the richest tin mining field in Australia at the time). This Association probably preceeds the Herberton Mining Pastoral and Agricultural Association.
Description:
An unissued bronze prize medal (45 mm diameter) featuring a Classical female figure seated facing right on a box bearing an Australian shield and extending her left arm bearing a Victor's wreath together with the name of the society and space on the reverse within an olive wreath to engrave details of a prize.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 45.01 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture, economic geology, tin mining
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: circa 1880 AD
Obverse Description: A classical female figure seated facing right on a box bearing an Australian shield and extending her left arm bearing a Victor's wreath; around above, HER[BER]T RIVER AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL ASSON.
Reverse Description: Within an olive wreath space to engrave details of a prize
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: HER[BER]T RIVER AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL ASSON.
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Herbert River Agricultural and Pastoral Association, Queensland, Australia, circa 1880

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