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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Specimen, Borough of Queenscliff, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20253

Summary:
Australia Victoria Queenscliff
Edward VII Coronation medal, 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Proof-like specimen strike, not holed
Other Details: The coronation of Edward VII in 1902 prompted major celebrations in Australia. It was an opportunity for the new nation to reaffirm its pride at being a key member of the British Empire. Over 40 different medals were produced around Australia. Queenscliff is a township at the western entrance to Port Phillip Bay. Originally called Whale Head, it was re-named Shortland's Bluff in 1837 and Queenscliffe in 1853 by Lt. Governor C. J. La Trobe, after Queen Victoria. The town serviced light houses at the mouth of Port Phillip Bay, and a thriving local fishing industry developed, utilizing access to both the Bay and to Bass Strait. During the later nineteenth century it became a popular seaside resort, with direct access to Melbourne via steamship.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Weight: 8.33 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, king edward vii coronation 1902, lighthouses, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), HM Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Municipality of Queenscliff, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal coronations
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1902 AD
Obverse Description: At centre, within line circle conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; around, EDWARD VII AND ALEXANDRA 0; below, CROWNED 26 JUNE / 1902.
Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top
Reverse Description: At centre lighthouse within fenced enclosure, three-masted ship stands off Heads (sails down)
around, BOROUGH OF QUEENSCLIFF * STATIO TUTISSMA NAUTIS
above, CR. JOHN SHEEHAN, MAYOR
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: shield
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia
Commissioned By: Borough of Queenscliff, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Person Named: Mr. John Sheehan - Borough of Queenscliff, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia, 1902

Named on medal
Person Depicted: King Edward VII
Person Depicted: HM Queen Alexandra
References: Car. 1902/8
Bibliography:
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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