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Medal - Melbourne Church of England Grammar School Prize, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20377

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Melbourne Church of England Grammar School, Gold Prize Medal (unissued) c. 1880 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Melbourne Church of England Grammar School gilt prize medal, dated around 1880. It was not awarded. Melbourne Grammar was established in St Kilda Road in 1858, on a land grant of 15 acres. The School's new bluestone classrooms initially accomodated 77 pupils. The School's first 40 years were a struggle. Changes in headmasters and the economic depression of the 1890s saw Senior School enrolments fall from 272 in 1889 to 117 in 1894. In the new century, however, stability was established and enrolments increased.
Description:
An unissued gilt prize medal (48 mm diameter) featuring the School shield.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 48 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 71.26 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: economic depression 1890s, education
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne Church of England Grammar School, Melbourne, Victoria, Melbourne Church of England Grammar School, Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: education prizes
Series: Australian Prize Medals
DateEra: circa 1880 AD
Obverse Description: At centre, School shield surmounted by Bishop's mitre; around, CHURCH OF ENGLAND GRAMMAR SCHOOL MELBOURNE
Reverse Description: Space within a laurel wreath to engrave a recipients details
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: MELBOURNE CHURCH OF ENGLAND GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Melbourne Church of England Grammar School, Australia
Commissioned By: Melbourne Church of England Grammar School, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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