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Medal - The Sachse, Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, Australia, circa 1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35036

Summary:
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.
Description:
An unissued silver medal (69 mm diameter) featuring Captain James Cook and Christopher Columbus on either side of a large globe depicting the Pacific.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 69 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: weight > 100 g

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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)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: geography
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.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: ROYAL GEOPGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA VICTORIAN BRANCH STOKES
Reverse: THE SACHSE MEDAL, FOR RESEARCH AND DISCOVERY AWARDED TO
Material: Silver
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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