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Medal - Coronation of King George V & Queen Mary Commemorative, Australia, 1911 Reg. No: NU 33103
Coronation, 1911 1911 (AD)
Other Details: Medal issued to celebrate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. George ascended the throne on his father's death on 9 May 1910. During his reign, which spanned World War I, the royal house abandoned the title the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (or the house of Hanover or Brunswick) and became known as the house of Windsor. George died in 1936, and was succeeded briefly by Edward VIII.
Different versions of this medal were produced for the states. In all, Stokes produced over 400,000 medals, with many issued to school children.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||70 mm (Height), 23 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||6.18 g (Weight)|
|Dimension Comment:||Height with loop and ribbon extended|
|Tagged with:||celebrations, king george v coronation 1911, royal coronations|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales|
|Tertiary Classification:||royal coronations|
|Series:||Australian Commemorative Medals|
|Obverse Description:||Conjoined busts crowned left, around; CORONATION GEORGE V & MARY, 1911
Mint initials S&S on truncation
|Reverse Description:||At centre Australian Arms with kangaroo and emu supporters motto on ribbon, ADVANCE AUSTRALIA,
above COMMONWEALTH CELEBRATIONS below, JUNE 1911
|Mint:||Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1911
S&S mint mark on King's bust.
|Person Depicted:||King George V|
|Person Depicted:||HM Queen Mary|