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Medal - National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Bronze Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1873 Reg. No: NU 33177
Medal - National Agricultural Society of Victoria Bronze Prize, 1873 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Sanderson, George
Other Details: Medal awarded in 1873 by the National Agricultural Society of Victoria (now known as Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria) to George Sanderson for his entry of "Lion", a St. Bernard, in the Dog Show. The Society was formed in 1870 from the Port Phillip Farmers' Society. Farmers' societies were formed with the intention of improving agricultural practices to meet the needs of a steadily increasing Australian population. The newly formed National Agricultural Society of Victoria set up a new show site at Emerald Hill in South Melbourne. The show moved to Ascot Vale in 1882, where shows are held to this day.
- A specimen bronze prize medal (51 mm diameter) of the National Agricultural Society of Victoria by the artist Julius Hogarth; it features Victoria standing facing holding a block of butter and surrounded by agricultural scene and has the name of the winner and details of the competition are engraved in the centre of the reverse.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||51 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||64.41 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||agriculture, dog shows, dogs, domestic animals|
|Themes this item is part of:||Julius Hogarth, Jeweller & Medal Maker (1820-1879), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Hogarth, Erichsen & Co., Jewellers, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Tertiary Classification:||agricultural prizes|
|Series:||Australian Agricultural Medals|
|Obverse Description:||Victoria standing facing holding a block of butter and surrounded by agricultural scene which includes two horses, two sheep a bull a plough and a traction Engine. The artist's name HOGARTH FEC. (Trans.: Hogarth he made it) above the exergue on right.|
|Reverse Description:||Around wreath of wheat; the NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA; within George Sanderson SECOND PRIZE ST. BERNARD "LION" October 1873 ; below wreath in small letters the artist's name, J. HOGARTH|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: HOGRATH FEC.
Reverse: THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA George Sanderson SECOND PRIZE ST. BERNARD "LION" October 1873 J. HOGARTH
|Issued By:||National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1873|
|Artist:||Julius Hogarth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1872|
|Awarded To:||George Sanderson, Victoria, Australia, 1873|
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