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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Specimen, Geelong Town Council, Victoria, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20245

Summary:
Australia Victoria Geelong
Coronation medal for Edward VII, 1902 (AD)
Mint:Stokes & Sons
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. This medal was issued by the Town of Geelong, and names S. Jacobs as Mayor.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Weight: 9.17 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, king edward vii coronation 1902, royal coronations, sunday schools
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Geelong, 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: Near base of medal small ASrms of Geelong; above EDWARD VII / ACCENSION 22.1.1901 / CORONATION 26.6.1902 / GOD SAVE THE KING / TOWN OF GEELONG (On ribbon)
below, S. JACOBS MAYOR 1902
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: shield
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Geelong Town Council, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Commissioned By: Mr. Solomon Jacobs - Geelong Town Council, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Person Depicted: King Edward VII
Person Depicted: HM Queen Alexandra
References: Car. 1902/18
Bibliography:
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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