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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, City of Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20256

Summary:
Australia Victoria Hawthorn
Coronation of Edward VII medal 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
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 on 26 June 1902 by the Hawthorn City Council. It names W.M. Cowper, Esq., J.P., as mayor.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Weight: 8.91 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: architecture, celebrations, king edward vii coronation 1902, royal coronations, town halls
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)
(obverse)
(reverse)
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
Bibliography:
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

Comments

Don Mountain Posted on 02 Feb 2012 9:40 AM
The hawthorn shown on the Medal is NOT in New South Wales!

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