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Medal - National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Bronze Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1883 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33175

Summary:
Australia
The National Agricultural Society Of Victoria, 1877 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Paton, William.
Other Details: Medal awarded in 1877 to William Paton for his dog "Dick" ( a Dandy Dinmont terrier) by 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 1883, where shows are held to this day.
Description:
A bronze prize medal (51 mm diameter) of the National Agricultural Society of Victoria by the artist Julius Hogarth; awarded to William Panton for his Dandy Dinmont dog "Dick"; it features Victoria standing facing holding a block of butter and surrounded by agricultural scene; details of the winner are stamped on the reverse and the edge.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 79.44 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agriculture, dog shows, dogs, domestic animals
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
DateEra: 1883 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; stamped within Wm. PATON; below wreath in small letters the artist's name, J. HOGARTH
Edge Description: FIRST PRIZE. DANDY DIMONT DOG "DICK".
Inscriptions: Reverse: THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA Wm. PANTON J. HOGARTH
Edge: FIRST PRIZE. DANDY DINMONT DOG "DICK".
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1877
Artist: Julius Hogarth, Victoria, Australia, 1870-1877
Awarded To: William Paton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1877
References: See the Victorian Heritage Register web site http://www.doi.vic.gov.au/doi/hvolr.nsf for further information on the showgrounds at Ascot Vale. See also the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds Act 2003, at http://www.dms.dpc.vic.gov.au/sb/2003_Act/A01247.html.
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] Jewell, Raymond T. 1962. 'Australiana' No.1. Australian Numismatist. 17 (4)

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