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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Victoria, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33091

Summary:
Australia
Coronation of Edward VII, Commonwealth Celebrations 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Struck in silvered bronze
Other Details: The coronation of Edward VII in 1902 prompted major celebrations in Australia. It was an opportunity for the new nation to reaffirm its pride at being a key member of the British Empire. Over 40 different medals were produced around Australia. Chitty records that: 'Owing to a serious illness the coronation, whic was aranged for 26 June 1902, did not take place until 9 August 1902' consequently the date on this medal for the coronation is incorrect.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Weight: 8.41 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, king edward vii coronation 1902, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), HM Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royalty
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1902 AD
Obverse Description: At centre, within line circle conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; around, ALEXANDRA * CORONATION * EDWARD VII; below, 1902.
Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top
Reverse Description: Above small rising sun emblem, EDWARD VII / KING AND EMPEROR / ACCESSION 22.1.1901 / CORONATION 26.6.1902 / _._ / GOD SAVE THE KING / AUSTRALIAN; around below; COMMONWEALTH CELEBRATIONS
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Crowned shield with conjoined busts in line sircle; around above, ALEXANDRA * CORONATION * EDWARD VII; below, 1902 / * (obverse)
Above small rising sun emblem, EDWARD VII / KING AND EMPEROR / ACCESSION 22.1.1901 / CORONATION 26.6.1902 / _._ / GOD SAVE THE KING / AUSTRALIAN; around below; COMMONWEALTH CELEBRATIONS(reverse)
Shape: shield
Material: Silvered Bronze
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Person Depicted: King Edward VII, 1902
Person Depicted: HM Queen Alexandra
References: Car. 1902/1

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Raelene von Ahlefeldt Posted on 30 Nov 2009 9:59 PM
Is this of any value
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Dec 2009 10:23 AM
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