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Medal - The Sachse, Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Australia, circa 1880 Reg. No: NU 35036
- Australia Victoria
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: The Sachse medal of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Victorian Branch). It was awarded for research and discovery. This silver medal, minted around 1880, was not awarded.
- An unissued silver medal (69 mm diameter) featuring Captain James Cook and Christopher Columbus on either side of a large globe depicting the Pacific.
|Dimensions:||69 mm (Diameter)|
|Dimension Comment:||weight > 100 g|
|Tagged with:||exploration, geography|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Captain James Cook, Navigator & Explorer (1728-1779)|
|Series:||Australian Prize Medals|
|DateEra:||circa 1880 AD|
|Obverse Description:||Captain James Cook and Christopher Columbus on either side of a large globe depicting the Pacific; above the globe are the British Coat of Arms; around, ROYAL GEOPGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA, below the globe, VICTORIAN BRANCH in exergue, STOKES|
|Reverse Description:||Around wreath of eucalypt and oak, THE SACHSE MEDAL, FOR RESEARCH AND DISCOVERY; within, AWARDED TO below this is space to engrave the winners details.|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: ROYAL GEOPGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA VICTORIAN BRANCH STOKES
Reverse: THE SACHSE MEDAL, FOR RESEARCH AND DISCOVERY AWARDED TO
|Issued By:||Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Australia|
|Mint:||Stokes & Sons, Australia, 1876 or later
The original version of this obverse die was cut by Julius Hogarth for the Melbourne Philadelphia Exhibition of 1876.
|Commissioned By:||Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Victoria, Australia|
|Person Depicted:||Captain James Cook, Australia|
|Person Depicted:||Christopher Columbus, Australia|
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