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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Specimen, Shire of Bungaree, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20479

Summary:
Australia Victoria Bungaree
Coronation of Edward VII medal 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Proof-like specimen strike, 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. The Shire of Bungaree was located east of Ballarat, north-west of Melbourne. Irish potato-farming families were amongst local immigrants to the Bungaree district, taking advantage of its rich soil. However, it was the discovery of gold in 1851 that had the greatest influence on the development of the region.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Weight: 8.78 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, king edward vii coronation 1902, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Bungaree, 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; below, CROWNED . 9 . AUG. / 1902.
Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top
Reverse Description: SHIRE OF / BUNGAREE / PRESIDENT, A. RONALDSON J.P. / COUNCILLORS / J. FLEMING, G. DAVIES / I.J. PRENDERGAST, B.H. FORBES / A.A.TURNER, P. O'DAY J.P. / A. WADE, M. REIDY / H. ACTON / SHIRE SECRETARY / 1902
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: shield
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Commissioned By: Shire of Bungaree, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Person Depicted: King Edward VII
Person Depicted: HM Queen Alexandra
References: Car. 1902/33
Bibliography:
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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