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Medal - Mackay Agricultural Pastoral & Mining Association Prize, Specimen, Queensland, Australia, circa 1880 Reg. No: NU 34871
- Australia Queensland Mackay
Medal - Mackay Agricultural Pastoral & Mining Association Prize c.1880 (AD)
Mint: Not recorded; Artist: T.S.
Awarded to: Not issued
Other Details: A bronzed proof-like specimen strike of the Mackay Agricultural Pastoral & Mining Association prize medal. It is dated around 1880. Agricultural and mining associations such as this provided important support to local farmers and miners by encouraging the improvement of skills and adoption of new practices and equipment through regular shows and competitions.
- An bronzed proof-like specimen prize medal (38 mm diameter) featuring a rural scene including farm animals and plants with an industrial building, probably a mine, in the background; together with the name of the society on a broad rim and space for details of the winner on the reverse.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
|Dimensions:||38 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||33.34 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||agricultural shows, agriculture, mining|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||agricultural prizes|
|Series:||Australian Agricultural Medals|
|DateEra:||circa 1880 AD|
|Obverse Description:||Rural scene including farm animals and plants with an industrial building, probably a mine, in the background; in exergue in small letters the artist's initials, T.S. S.C.|
|Reverse Description:||Around on broad rim, MACKAY AGRICULTURAL PASTORAL & MINING ASSOCIATION + ; at centre, PRIZE / AWARDED TO|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse T.S. S.C.
Reverse: MACKAY AGRICULTURAL PASTORAL & MINING ASSOCIATION + PRIZE QWARDED TO
|Issued By:||Mackay Agricultural Pastoral & Mining Association, Queensland, Australia|