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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Specimen, Meredith, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20251

Summary:
Australia Victoria Meredith
Coronation of Edward VII medal 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
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 produced by the small town of Meredith, located by the Coolebarghurk Creek, north-west of Geelong. Settlers took up runs in the district in the 1830s, but Meredith developed during the gold rushes, located on the road between Geelong and the goldfields. By 1902, when this medal was isseud, Meredith was in decline.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Weight: 8.70 g (Weight)

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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), HM Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Municipality of Meredith, Victoria
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 . 9 . AUG. / 1902.
Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top
Reverse Description: EDWARD VII / KING AND EMPEROR / ACCESSION 22.1.1901 / CORONATION 9.8.1902 / GOD SAVE THE KING / MEREDITH / CELEBRATION
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: shield
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Commissioned By: Meredith Town Council, Meredith, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Person Depicted: King Edward VII
Person Depicted: HM Queen Alexandra
References: Car. 1902/31
Bibliography:
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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