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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Gilt Proof Strike, Victoria, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33094

Summary:
Australia
Coronation of Edward VII, Commonwealth Celebrations 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Gilt proof without hole
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. This medal was designed by George William de Saulles. Saulles was a sculptor, designer and engraver. He served as assistant to Leonard Charles Wyon at the London Mint and in 1892 was appointed chief engraver, serving until 1903. He designed and engraved coins used in many countries.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: not holed

More information

Tagged with: celebrations, king edward vii coronation 1902, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903), Royal Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), HM Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, George William De Saulles, Medallist (1862-1903)
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 9.8.1902 / _._ / 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 9.8.1902 / _._ / GOD SAVE THE KING / AUSTRALIAN; around below; COMMONWEALTH CELEBRATIONS(reverse)
Shape: shield
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Person Depicted: George de Saulles - Royal Mint, London, 1902
Person Depicted: King Edward VII
Person Depicted: HM Queen Alexandra
References: Car. 1902/7
Proof-like strike without hole
Bibliography:
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

Comments

christine reining Posted on 21 Apr 2010 9:06 PM
Have a medal with four arrowheads meeting in the middle to make a cross. Each part has a word, top Johannis, right side Jerusalem, bottom in anglia, left side sancit, attached with a coin medal of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra 1901. Is this an Australian medal? Box says Elkington and Co Ld, 22.Regent St S.W. Could you please tell me about this? Thank you.
Discovery Centre Posted on 24 Apr 2010 12:02 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Christine, The words in the four sections indicate that the medal was made for the St John Ambulance Brigade.
This document contains details of the British medals issued in 1902. the National Maritime Museum, in the late 1800s the company was located at 22 Regent St, London. It's probably that this is an English medal as it's not listed in the standard reference, Australian Historical Medals 1788-1988. You could contact St John Ambulance Australia and in the UK to help with the identification.

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