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Medal - National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Silver Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1873 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33174

Summary:
Australia
The National Agricultural Society of Victoria Silver Prize 1873 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Richardson, T.H.(??)
Other Details: Medal awarded in 1873 by the National Agricultural Society of Victoria (now known as Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria), 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 silver prize medal (51 mm diameter) of the National Agricultural Society of Victoria by the artist Julius Hogarth awarded to J.H. Richardson for his entry "Culloden" in October 1873; it features Victoria standing facing holding a block of butter and surrounded by agricultural scene
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 74.11 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: agriculture
Themes this item is part of: Julius Hogarth, Jeweller & Medal Maker (1820-1879), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), 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: 1873 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, J.H. (?? TH? other?) Richardson FIRST PRIZE " CULLODEN" October 1873 ; below wreath in small letters the artist's name, J. HOGARTH
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Reverse: THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA J.H. Richardson FIRST PRIZE " CULLODEN" October 1873 J. HOGARTH
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1873
Artist: Julius Hogarth, Australia
Awarded To: ? Richardson, Victoria, Australia, 1873
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] Jewell, Raymond T. 1962. 'Australiana' No.1. Australian Numismatist. 17 (4)

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