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Medal - Sabbath School Celebration, Australia, 1889 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20881

Sabbath School Jubilee Celebration, 1889.
Medal issued to commemorate a Sabbath School 50th jubilee celebration in 1889. It was commissioned by Mrs C. Palmer. 1839 was a signficant year for the Presbyterian Church in Australia. The Church was founded in South Australia that year, and in Melbourne Presbyterians were allotted a two acre site on the corner of Collins Street and Russell Street, on which Scots Church and its manse were built.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Width)
Weight: 13.99 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: religions
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Presbyterian Church of Victoria, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: religions
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1889 AD
Obverse Description: At centre within wide rim, * / SABBATH / SCHOOL / CELEBRATION / 1889 * / LEV.XXV.10
(The last line refers to Leviticus 1.25.10 - and ye shall Hallow the 50th year)
Reverse Description: At centre within broar rim the biblical burning bush; below, EX.III.2;
(nor yet was the bush consumed)
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Presbyterian Church of Victoria, Australia, 1889
Commissioned By: Mrs C. Palmer - Presbyterian Church of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1889
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: Car. 1889/3
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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