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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Specimen, City of Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 1902 Numismatics 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
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Weight: 8.94 g (Weight)

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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
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: At centre, view of town Hall, above, PRESENTED BY / HAWTHORN CITY COUNCIL
below, WM. COWPER ESQ. J.P. / MAYOR / 26 JUNE 1902
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: shield
Material: Gilt
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
References: Car. 1902/23
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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