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Medal - National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Bronze Prize, Specimen, Victoria, Australia, circa 1872 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33173

Summary:
Australia
The National Agricultural Society of Victoria Bronze Prize
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Not issued
Other Details: The Melbourne Mint reserved specimen bronze medal of the the National Agricultural Society of Victoria (now known as Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria). The Society was formed in 1870 from the Port Phillip Farmers' Society. Farmers' societies were formed with the intention of improving agricultural practices to meet the needs of a steadily increasing Australian population. The newly formed National Agricultural Society of Victoria set up a new show site at Emerald Hill in South Melbourne. The show moved to Ascot Vale in 1882, where shows are held to this day.
Description:
A specimen bronze prize medal (51 mm diameter) of the National Agricultural Society of Victoria by the artist Julius Hogarth; it features Victoria standing facing holding a block of butter and surrounded by agricultural scene
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 51.11 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: The medal is thinner than the issued examples and up to 20 g. lighter

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Tagged with: agriculture
Themes this item is part of: Julius Hogarth, Jeweller & Medal Maker (1820-1879), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Hogarth, Erichsen & Co., Jewellers, Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: circa 1872 AD
Obverse Description: Victoria standing facing holding a block of butter and surrounded by agricultural scene which includes two horses, two sheep a bull a plough and a traction Engine
Reverse Description: Around wreath of wheat; the NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA; within is a space to engrave winning details; below wreath in small letters the artist's name, J. HOGARTH
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Reverse: THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA J. HOGARTH
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Australia, circa 1872
Artist: Julius Hogarth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1872
References: Mint 203
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] Jewell, Raymond T. 1962. 'Australiana' No.1. Australian Numismatist. 17 (4)

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