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Medal - Anzac, Education Department Schools, Australia, 1916 Reg. No: NU 33107
- Anzac Day school children's medal, issued in 1916. The medal was struck by the Education Department of Victoria for distribution to school children in 1916 to commemorate the first anniversary of Anzac day. The Anzac forces first landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||73 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)|
|Weight:||9.53 g (Weight)|
|Dimension Comment:||Height is with ribbon extended|
|Tagged with:||anzac day, commemorations, school children, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918|
|Themes this item is part of:||Childhood & Youth Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Education Department of Victoria|
|Tertiary Classification:||military history|
|Series:||Australian Commemorative medals|
|Obverse Description:||Head of George V facing left, mint initials on truncation, "S&S"; around above, "FOR KING AND COUNTRY" below, "1916".|
|Reverse Description:||Within wreath, "ANZAC"; around above, "DEPT. OF EDUCATION VICTORIA" around below, "LEST WE FORGET 25 APRIL 15".|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse inscription: "S&S"; around above, "FOR KING AND COUNTRY"; below, "1916".
Reverse inscription: Within wreath, "ANZAC"; around above, "DEPT. OF EDUCATION VICTORIA" around below, "LEST WE FORGET 25 APRIL 15".
|Issued By:||Education Department of Victoria, Australia, 1916|
|Mint:||Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1916|
|Commissioned By:||Education Department of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1916
Issued to school children
|Person Depicted:||HM King George V, 1916|