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Medal - National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Silver Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33169

Summary:
Australia
The National Agricultural Society of Victoria Silver Prize 1887 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Whyte, R.H.
Other Details: Medal awarded to R.H. Whyte by the National Agricultural Society of Victoria (now known as Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria) for his model of a Lorry. 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.
Description:
A silver prize medal (32 mm diameter with loop and ring at top) manufactured by engraving. It features an engraved lorry cartand details of the society and award around an engraved wreath.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 16.52 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Height with loop extended 44 mm

More information

Tagged with: agriculture, modelmaking, pearce
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Prize Medals
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Engraved around an engraved wreath, THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA; engraved within wreath, AWARDED TO / R.H. Whyte / Age 18 Years / OF NORTH MELBOURNE / as / SPECIAL PRIZE / FOR / MODEL OF LORRY / 1887
Reverse Description: Engraved lorry designed to be drawn by horse
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA AWARDED TO R.H. Whyte Age 18 Years OF NORTH MELBOURNE as SPECIAL PRIZE FOR MODEL OF LORRY 1887
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Awarded To: Mr. R Whyte, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] Jewell, Raymond T. 1962. 'Australiana' No.1. Australian Numismatist. 17 (4)

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