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Medal - County of Bendigo Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Bronze Prize, Specimen, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33179

Medal - County of Bendigo Agricultural and Horticultural Society Bronze Prize, c. 1880 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Artist: E.A. Altmann
Other Details: This is an unissued specimen of the County of Bendigo Agricultural and Horticultural Society's bronze prize medal, dated around 1880. The Society was established in 1859. It aimed to promote farming practices and celebrate rural achievements. It has conducted an Annual Show every year since that time, with the exception of the War years.
An unissued bronze prize medal (38 mm diameter) . It features the Arms of Bendigo with horse and bull supporters and the motto PROGRESS and details of the award.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 27.89 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agriculture
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Bendigo Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Ernst August Altmann, Jeweller & Engraver (circa 1850-1920)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: circa 1880 AD
Obverse Description: Around rim, County of Bendigo Agricultl. & Horticultl. Society; at centre, AWARDED TO
Reverse Description: Arms of Bendigo; on ribbon, PROGRESS below in small letters, ERNST A. ALTMANN MELBOURNE
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: County of Bendigo Agricultl. & Horticultl. Society AWARDED TO
Reverse: PROGRESS and in small letters, ERNST A. ALTMANN MELBOURNE
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Bendigo Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880
Artist: Ernst Altmann, Victoria, Australia, circa 1875

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