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Medal - President's Medal for Oratory, Trinity College, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1885 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20375

Silver medal featuring a shield and inscription, commissioned by Trinity College, University of Melbourne, Dialectic Society President's as a prize for oratory. Awarded to T. B. Weigall in 1885.

Theyre à Beckett Weigall was a promising law 25-year-old student who had been awarded LL.B. in 1880; he was awarded LL.M. the year after he received this medal. In 1890 he married Anne Sophie Hamilton, daughter of the governor of Tasmania. One of their three daughters was (Lady) Joan Lindsay, author of the Australian classic Picnic at Hanging Rock. Weigall was appointed a King's Counsel in 1906, at the age of 46, and practiced widely in the High Court of Australia.
A silver prize medal (47 mm diameter) featuring the school shield. Obverse features the Trinity College shield; reverse is a combination of inscribed and cast texts.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 47 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 60.03 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: dialectics, education, oratory
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Trinity College, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Victoria, Trinity College, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: education
Series: Australian Prize Medals
DateEra: 1885 AD
Obverse Description: At centre College Shield; around above, PRO ECCLESIA PRO PATRIA below, . A.D. 1870 .
Reverse Description: Around on broad rim, TRINITY COLLEGE MELBOURNE, at centre engraved, DIALECTIC SOCIETY / PRESIDENT'S MEDAL / FOR / ORATORY / AWARDED TO / T.B. WEIGALL / 1885
Inscriptions: Obverse: .PRO ECCLESIA PRO PATRIA A.D. 1870'.

Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Trinity College, Melbourne, Australia, 1885
Commissioned By: Trinity College, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1885
Awarded To: Theyre Weigall - Scotch College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1885

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