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Medal - National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Bronze Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1876 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33176

Summary:
Australia
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.
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 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
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 77.47 g (Weight)

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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
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: 1876 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. 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
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1877
Artist: Julius Hogarth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1872
Awarded To: J. Kay, Victoria, Australia, 1877
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] Jewell, Raymond T. 1962. 'Australiana' No.1. Australian Numismatist. 17 (4)

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