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Medal - Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society Bronze Prize, Wimmera & District Pastoral & Agricultural Society, Australia, circa 1875 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20919

Summary:
Australia
Medal - Wimmera District Pastoral and Agricultural Society Bronze Prize c. 1875 (AD)
Mint: G. Crisp Melbourne
Other Details: Wimmera District Pastoral and Agricultural Society bronze prize medal issued around 1875. The Society was was formed in 1869, with Samuel Wilson as its first president and Nathaniel Swan as its first secretary. Wilson was by this time a very wealthy and influential member of Victorian society and had represented the Wimmera in the Legislative Assembly in 1861-61. He supported the work of the Acclimatization Society by experimenting with ostrich and goat farming. The Society held annual meetings and other activities to support the development of farming practices and community relationships in the Wimmera region. The reverse die was cut by Julius Hogarth
Description:
An unissued bronzed proof-like strike of the prize medal (45 mm diameter) featuring a horse, bull, sheep, wheat-sheaf and scythe and group of agricultural hand tools. Together with details of the issuing Society and space to engrave details of a prize.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 54.03 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture
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, Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society, Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Prize
DateEra: circa 1875 AD
Obverse Description: Around closed wreath of wheat and grape vines, WIMMERA DISTRICT PASTORAL & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
Reverse Description: At centre, a horse, bull, sheep, wheat-sheaf and scythe and group of agricultural hand tools; in exergue, J.H. SC. G. CRISP MELBOURNE
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: WIMMERA DISTRICT PASTORAL & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
Reverse: J.H. SC. G. CRISP MELBOURNE
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Wimmera and District Pastoral and Agricultural Society, Australia, circa 1875
Mint: G Crisp, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1875
Artist: Julius Hogarth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1875
Commissioned By: Wimmera and District Pastoral and Agricultural Society, Victoria, Australia, circa 1875

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