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Medal - Ballarat Horticultural Society Prize, Victoria, Australia, circa 1860 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33178

Summary:
Australia
Medal - Ballarat Horticultural Society Prize c. 1860 (AD)
Mint: G & S+
Awarded to: Thomas Lang & Co.
Other Details: A medal manufactured by a jewllers and awarded to Thomas Lang & Co. for for 12 dahlias at a Ballarat Horticultural Society show around 1860. The award was presented by Mr. B. Hepburn (who does not seem to be related to Capt. John Stuart Hepburn of Hepburn Springs fame). The Ballaarat Horticultural Society was formed in 1859.
Description:
A silver medal manufactured by a Jeweller whose initials, "G&S" are stamped into the back of the attached bar. It was produced by engraving a silver disk and soldering a silver relief of flowers to one side. This disk is set in a silver ring at the top of which is a fob-watch type swivel mount attached to a bar engraved with leaves on the back of which is a pin.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 72 mm (Height), 53 mm (Width)
Weight: 47.90 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture, flowers, flower garden shows, motorbikes, buildings
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Prize Medals
DateEra: circa 1860 AD
Obverse Description: Engraved around a relief of a bunch of flowers, BALLAARAT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Reverse Description: Engraved in six lines, PRIZE MEDAL / FOR 12 DAHLIAS / Presented by / B. Hepburn Esq. / AWARDED TO / Thos. Lang & Co.
Edge Description: Plain (loop at 12 cut off)
Inscriptions: Obverse: BALLAARAT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Reverse: PRIZE MEDAL FOR 12 DAHLIAS Presented by B. Hepburn Esq. AWARDED TO Thos. Lang & Co.
Shape: round with bar
Material: Silver
Issued By: Ballarat Horticultural Society, Australia
Commissioned By: Ballarat Horticultural Society, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1859 or later

The Society was formed in 1859 - the spelling Ballaarat, used on the medal will give a latest date.
Presented By: Mr. B. Hepburn, Victoria, Australia, circa 1860
Awarded To: Thomas Lang & Co, Victoria, Australia, circa 1860

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