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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Specimen Strike, Ballarat City Council, Victoria, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20477

Summary:
Australia Victoria Ballarat
1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Proof-like strike, different obv. to normal; 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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Weight: 8.48 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: not holed

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Tagged with: celebrations, king edward vii coronation 1902, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), Municipality of Ballarat, Victoria, 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: ISSUED BY / CITY COUNCIL, BALLARAT / J.J. BROKENSHIRE, MAYOR / - COUNCILLORS - / C.C. SHOPPEE J.P. J.M. BARKER / J. HEINZ J.P. R.G. MIDDLETON / J. WHYKES J.P. J.P. MURRAY J.P. / R. PEARSE J.P. / F. WILLIAMS / - 19+02 / V.J. DUTHIE, TOWN CLERK
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: shield
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Councillor James Brokenshire - Ballarat City Council, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902

For other members of the Council named on the medal see the reverse description.
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Commissioned By: City of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Person Depicted: King Edward VII, 1902
Person Depicted: HM Queen Alexandra
References: Type not listed by Carlisle, this is a proof-like, non-pierced medal with
Obverse as Car. 1902/9
Reverse as Car 1902/2
Bibliography:
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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