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Medal - Tate Memorial Prize, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, circa 1912 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34844

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Australia South Australia Adelaide
Medal - Tate Memorial, University of Adelaide Prize c. 1912 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne
Other Details: Bronze Tate Memorial medal, a University of Adelaide prize dated around 1912. It names Ralph Tate, 'Elder Professor of Natural Science', 1875 - 1901. The medal was intended as an award for original work in geology. It was not inscribed with a recipient's name.
Description:
An unissued specimen bronze prize medal (54 mm diameter) featuring a facing bust of Ralph Tate.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 54 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 63.40 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: education, geology
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: education prizes
Series: Australian Prize Medals
DateEra: circa 1912 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of Tate facing, head 3/4 left, wearing glasses, a suit and small bow-tie; aroundin two lines, ELDER PROFESSOR OF NATURAL SCIENCE / RALPH TATE 1875 - 1901; below in small letters the mint name, STOKES & SONS
Reverse Description: Around outside circle of beads; UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE TATE MEMORIAL MEDAL; within circle, AWARDED TO FOR ORIGINAL WORK IN GEOLOGY
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: ELDER PROFESSOR OF NATURAL SCIENCE RALPH TATE 1875 - 1901 STOKES & SONS
Reverse: UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE TATE MEMORIAL MEDAL AWARDED TO FOR ORIGINAL WORK IN GEOLOGY
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: University of Adelaide, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Commissioned By: University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Person Depicted: Ralph Tate - University of Adelaide Geology, Australia, circa 1912

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