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Medal - Federation of Australian Commonwealth, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 15597

Summary:
Australia
To Commemorate the Federation of the Colonies 1901 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: The Federation of the colonies in 1901 to form the Commonwealth of Australia was an occasion for celebration and national pride. Numerous medals were produced, often to be worn at special Federation events.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from H Uglow, 1980
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 15.238 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, iconography
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1901 AD
Obverse Description: Conjoined busts left; around, THEIR R.H. THE DUK[E A]ND DUTCHESS OF YORK (holed at 12 through legend
Reverse Description: Young Australia accompanied by Kangaroo shakes hands with seated Britannia accompanied by lion. Sailing ship and lighthouse in background. around, TO COMMEMORATE THE FEDE[RAT]ION OF THE COLONIES 1901.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain - brass Australian Arms attached through hole at 12 (edge)
Conjoined busts left; around, THEIR R.H. THE DUK[E A]ND DUTCHESS OF YORK (holed at 12 through legend (obverse)
Young Australia accompanied by Kangaroo shakes hands with seated Britannia accompanied by lion. Sailing ship and lighthouse in background. around, TO COMMEMORATE THE FEDE[RAT]ION OF THE COLONIES 1901.(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: White metal
Issued By: Australia, 1901
Person Depicted: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York
Person Depicted: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York
References: Car. 1901/36

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