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Medal - Antarctic Research Expeditions, Department of Supply, Commonwealth of Australia, Australia, circa 1977 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34876

Summary:
Australia Antarctica
Medal - Antarctic Research Expeditions, Mawson, Davis, Casy Department of Supply c. 1977
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Awarded to: Not issued
Other Details: Medal awarded to members of Antarctic Research Expeditions to Mawson, Davis or Casey bases by the Federal Department of Supply. A certificate was issued with the medal certifying that the receipent 'served the Commonwealth of Australia in the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions including a stay at [ ] in Antarctica over the winter of [ ] and to express the appreciation of the Commonwealth for his dedication to duty'. The medal, made by the Royal Australian Mint, was issued in a fitted presentation case with the Australian Coat of Arms on the front.
Description:
A bronze medal 54 mm diameter) depicting a globe showing Antarctica, Australia and New Zealand
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Commonwealth of Australia Department of Science, 1977
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 54 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 75.56 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: antarctic exploration, antarctic research, casey base antarctica, davis base antarctica, mawson base antarctica
Themes this item is part of: Antarctica Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: antarctic exploration
Series: Australian Research Medals
DateEra: circa 1977 AD
Obverse Description: At centre the Australian Coat of Arms, around, * COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA * DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY . ANTARCTIC DIVISION
Reverse Description: Art centre a globe showing Antarctica, Australia and New Zealand; around, * AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTARCTIC RESEARCH EXPEDITIONS * MAWSON . DAVIS . CASEY ; in small letters the artist's initials, V.V.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY ANTARCTIC DIVISION
Reverse: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTARCTIC RESEARCH EXPEDITIONS MAWSON DAVIS CASEY V.V.
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Commonwealth of Australia Department of Science, Australia, circa 1977
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Artist: Mr. Vanbola Veinberg - Amor (Mint)

Initials 'V.V.' appear on the reverse.

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