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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Specimen, City of South Melbourne, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20254

Summary:
Australia Victoria City of South Melbourne
Edward VII Coronation 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 issued by the City of South Melbourne, and names W.J. Mountain as Mayor.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Weight: 8.64 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: architecture, celebrations, coat of arms city of melbourne, king edward vii coronation 1902, royal coronations, town halls
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), William John Mountain, Mayor, City of South Melbourne, Victoria (1836-1906), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Municipality of South Melbourne, 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 26 JUNE / 1902.
Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top
Reverse Description: At centre a view of Melbourne Town Hall, above, CITY OF S. MELBOURNE
below, W.J. MOUNTAIN / MAYOR 1902
Arms of the City on the crown shaped top of the medal
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: shield
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Commissioned By: City of South Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Person Named: Mr. William Mountain - South Melbourne City Council, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902

Named as Mayor on medal
Person Depicted: King Edward VII
Person Depicted: HM Queen Alexandra
References: Car. 1902/11
Bibliography:
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

Comments

Don Mountain Posted on 20 Mar 2010 3:33 PM
Re Reg. No: NU 20254: I think you will find that the reverse of this medal has a view of the SOUTH Melbourne Town Hall.
I am WJ Mountain's great grandson.
Discovery Centre Posted on 22 Mar 2010 12:38 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Don - Thank you very much for your feedback. We have passed it to the Collection Manager of this medal for her information.
Discovery Centre Posted on 23 Mar 2010 1:20 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi again Don
As you can see the changes have been made and now an image for you to see.
Thanks again

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