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Medal - Geelong and Western District Agricultural and Horticultural Society, Gold Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1874 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35401

Summary:
Australia
Medal - Geelong and Western District Agricultural and Horticultural Society Gold Prize 1874 (AD)
Mint: Pinches, London
Awarded to: George Henderson
Other Details: Geelong and Western District Agricultural and Horticultural Society gold prize medal, awarded to George Henderson for his entry of a mare in foal at the October 1874 show.
Description:
A gold prize medal (35 mm diameter) featuring a bull, ram steam traction engine, two horses pulling an unseen farming machine and a plough together with the details of the prize engraved within a wreath of fruit, grape vines and wheat.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Rachel Henderson, 1979
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 35 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 25.35 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture, horses, nu 20921
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Pinches Mint, Medal Makers, London, England, Geelong Agricultural & Pastoral Society, Geelong, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Prize
DateEra: 1874 AD
Obverse Description: At centre, a large bull standing facing left, to left a ram, to right in background a steam traction engine and two horses pulling an unseen farming machine; below bull two sheep resting and in exergue a plough and the mint name in small letters, PINCHES LONDON. Around above in two lines GEELONG AND WESTERN DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL / AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Reverse Description: Engraved within a wreath of fruit, grape vines and wheat ears, 1st / PRIZE / TO / George Henderson Esq. / FOR / Mare in Foal / OCTR. 1874
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEELONG AND WESTERN DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY PINCHES LONDON
Reverse: 1st PRIZE TO George Henderson Esq. FOR Mare in Foal OCTR. 1874
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: Geelong & Western District Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1874
Mint: Pinches, London (Mint), London, England, Great Britain, 1874
Awarded To: Mr. George Henderson, Victoria, Australia, 1874

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