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- A Commissioned By Melbourne, Australia
Medal - Wesley College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880 Reg. No: NU 20195
Wesley College, Melbourne Prize Medal, pre 1903 (AD)
Mint: Stokes (?)
Other Details: Medal commissioned by Wesley College, Melbourne. Wesley College was opened in St Kilda Road in 1866. In 1871 M.H. Irving became Headmaster. In his first report to the school, Irving clearly defined his priorities: sound moral training, fluency and accuracy in English useage, rapidity and 'perfect accuracy' in arithmetic and the study of Latin and Greek.
- An unissued gilt struck medal (22 mm diameter) onto the edge of which four arms of a cross, engraved with floral designs, have been added, the top arm with loop and ring. The reverse has space within a wreath for the name of a recipient to be engraved.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||41 mm (Height), 32 mm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||Height with ring extended|
|Themes this item is part of:||George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Wesley College, Melbourne, Victoria, Wesley College, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Series:||Australian Prize Medals|
|DateEra:||circa 1880 AD|
|Obverse Description:||At centre a struck medal onto the edge of which four arms of a cross, engraved with floral designs, have been added. The medal has the Arms of the College with the motto SAPERE AUDE on a ribbon below; around above, Wesley College; below, MELBOURNE SAPERE AUDE|
|Reverse Description:||Space within an olive wreath for the name of a recipient to be engraved.|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: Wesley College MELBOURNE SAPERE AUDE|
|Issued By:||Wesley College, Melbourne, Australia|
|Commissioned By:||Wesley College, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1866-1903
1866 was the foundation date of the college, 1903 the date the museum received the medal.