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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Specimen, City of Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 1902 Reg. No: NU 20246
- Medal commemorating the coronation of Edward VII, issued by the City of Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia in 1902. Minted by Stokes & Sons of Melbourne.
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 to commemorate the event.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)|
|Weight:||8.94 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||architecture, celebrations, king edward vii coronation 1902, royal coronations, town halls, st 01129|
|Themes this item is part of:||Municipality of Hawthorn, 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|
|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 0; below, CROWNED 26 JUNE / 1902.
Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top
|Reverse Description:||At centre, view of town Hall, above, PRESENTED BY / HAWTHORN CITY COUNCIL
below, WM. COWPER ESQ. J.P. / MAYOR / 26 JUNE 1902
|Issued By:||Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia|
|Mint:||Stokes & Sons, 1902|
|Commissioned By:||Hawthorn City Council, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 1902|
|Person Named:||Mr. William Cowper - Hawthorn City Council, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Named as Mayor on medal
|Person Depicted:||King Edward VII|
|Person Depicted:||HM Queen Alexandra|
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