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Medal - Archbishop of Melbourne Welcome, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 29393

This medal was probably mass-produced to celebrate the arrival of the new Archbishop of Melbourne, Thomas Jospeh Carr. The medal is inscribed in Gaelic 'one hundred thousand welcomes'. Car was Bishop of Galway, Ireland, and migrated to Victoria to assume his post. He served as Archbishop of Melbourne 1886 - 1917. The medal is inscribed 'CEADE MILLE FAILTHE' - one hundred thousand welcomes'.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 37 mm (Height), 34 mm (Width)
Weight: 7.12 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: 34 * 37 mm

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Tagged with: religions
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Thomas Joseph Carr, Archbishop of Melbourne (1839-1917)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: religions
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: On top arm of cross, CEADE / MILLE / FAILTHE
across cross arms, TO / THE / ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE
on bottom of cross, 1887
Reverse Description: Plain
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: cross
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Person Named: Thomas Carr
References: Not listed in Carlisle

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