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Medal - National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Bronze Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1876 Reg. No: NU 33176
Medal - National Agricultural Society of Victoria Bronze Prize 1876 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Kay, J.A.
Other Details: Medal awarded in 1876 to J. A. Kay by the National Agricultural Society of Victoria (now known as Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria) as first prize in the Chicken class for a Brahma Pootra cock and hen. 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.
- 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 and has the name of the winner stamped in the centre of the reverse and details of the prize on the edge.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||51 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||77.47 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||agriculture, chickens, farm animals, poultry shows, merino|
|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|
|Tertiary Classification:||agricultural prizes|
|Series:||Australian Agricultural Medals|
|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. The artist's name HOGARTH FEC. (Trans.: Hogarth he made it)above the exergue on right.|
|Reverse Description:||Around wreath of wheat; the NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA; within J.A. KAY ; below wreath in small letters the artist's name, J. HOGARTH|
|Edge Description:||1st. PRIZE BRAHMA POOTRA COCK & HEN|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: HOGRATH FEC.
Reverse: THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA J.A. KAY J. HOGARTH
Edge: 1st. PRIZE BRAHMA POOTRA COCK & HEN
|Issued By:||National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1877|
|Artist:||Julius Hogarth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1872|
|Awarded To:||J. Kay, Victoria, Australia, 1877|
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