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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Specimen Strike, City of Bendigo, Australia, 1902 Reg. No: NU 20478
- Australia Victoria City of Bendigo
Edward VII Coronation medal, 1902 (AD)
Proof-like 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. This medal was issued by the City of Bendigo; it is dated 26 June 1902 and names J.R. Hoskins as Mayor.
- A crowned, shield shaped gilt medal featuring the conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra and the Arms of Bendigo.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)|
|Weight:||8.81 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||celebrations, coat of arms city of bendigo, king edward vii coronation 1902, mining, royal coronations|
|Themes this item is part of:||Municipality of Bendigo, Victoria, John Roberts Hoskins, Mayor, Bendigo, Victoria (1902), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), HM Queen Alexandra (1844-1925)|
|Tertiary Classification:||royal coronations|
|Series:||Australian Commemorative Medals|
|Obverse Description:||At centre, within line circle conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; around, EDWARD VII AND ALEXANDRA; below, CROWNED 26 JUNE / 1902.
Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top
|Reverse Description:||Arms of Bendigo supported by horse and cow; shield features mining tools, wine grapes, wheat sheaf; motto on ribbon, PROGRESS;
above, 26 JUNE 1902 / CITY OF BENDIGO;
below, J.R. HOSKINS, MAYOR
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: EDWARD VII AND ALEXANDRA CROWNED 26 JUNE 1902.
Reverse: PROGRESS 26 JUNE 1902 CITY OF BENDIGO J.R. HOSKINS, MAYOR
|Commissioned By:||City of Bendigo, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1902|
|Person Named:||Mr. John Hoskins - City of Bendigo, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Named on medal
|Person Depicted:||King Edward VII|
|Person Depicted:||HM Queen Alexandra|
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