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Medal - Wesley College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20195

Summary:
Australia
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 41 mm (Height), 32 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Height with ring extended

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Tagged with: education
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Wesley College, Melbourne, Victoria, Wesley College, Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: education
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.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: Wesley College MELBOURNE SAPERE AUDE
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
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.

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