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Medal - John Bagot Prize, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, circa 1912 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34848

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John Bagot Medal for Botany, University of Adelaide Prize c. 1912 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne
Other Details: University of Adelaide botany prize medal, issued around 1912. It features the bust of John Bagot. The prize was established by his wife, Mrs John Bagot, who donated $1,000 in memory of her late husband. The John Bagot Scholarship is awarded annually to the student who has passed with the highest aggregate mark for the subjects Biology I and Environmental Biology I. If two or more students obtain an equal aggregate score then the $300 prize is shared equally amongst them.
An unissued specimen bronze prize medal (54 mm diameter) featuring a facing bust of John Bagot.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 54 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 62.47 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: economic botany, education
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: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: natural sciences
Series: Australian Prize Medals
DateEra: circa 1912 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of Tate facing 3/4 left bearded, wearing a suit and large bow-tie; around above, UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE; at left THE / JOHN / BAGOT , at right. MEDAL / FOR / BOTANY; in small letters on truncation of bust the mint name, STOKES & SONS
Reverse Description: Within an open wreath of eucalypt and wattle, AWARDED TO
Edge Description: Plain
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: John Bagot - University of Adelaide Botany, Australia, circa 1912

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