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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Specimen, Shire of Ballarat, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20476

Australia Victoria Ballarat
Coronation of Edward VII medal 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Proof-like specimen striking, not holed
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 issued by the Shire of Ballarat and names J. Lester as Shire President.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Weight: 8.46 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, coat of arms city of ballarat, king edward vii coronation 1902, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Ballarat, Victoria, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), 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: royal coronations
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1902 AD
Obverse Description: At centre, within line circle conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; around, EDWARD VII AND ALEXANDRA 0; below, CROWNED 26 JUNE / 1902.
Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top
Reverse Description: At centre Arms of Ballarat, above, SHIRE OF BALLARAT at sides, j. lester president
below, the motto BY THESE WE FLORISH; below, 1902
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: shield
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Morwell, Latrobe Valley, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Commissioned By: Shire of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Person Named: Mr. John Lester - Shire of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1902

Named as Shire President on medal
Person Depicted: King Edward VII
Person Depicted: HM Queen Alexandra
References: Car. 1902/27
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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