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Medal - Horsham & Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society, Bronze Prize, Specimen, Victoria, Australia, circa 1875 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33188

Summary:
Australia Victoria Horsham
Medal - Horsham and Wimmera District Pastoral and Agricultural Society Bronze Prize c. 1875 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: Unissued Horsham & Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society medal specimen from the reference collection of the Melbourne Mint. The obverse die was cut by Julius Hogarth and reverse die by Thomas Stokes. This example has a larger diameter than the normal medal. The Society supported the development of farming practices and community relationships in the Wimmera region.
Description:
An unissued bronze prize medal (46 mm diameter) Featuring a rural scene with horse, bull, sheep, plough, grape vines etc. together with details of the issuing Society and space for engraving details of a winner within a wreath of fruit, grape vines and wheat.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 46 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 49.05 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agriculture
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, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society, Thomas Stokes, Token & Medal Maker (1831-1910)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Prize
DateEra: circa 1875 AD
Obverse Description: Around on broad rim, HORSHAM & WIMMERA DISTRICT PASTORAL & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY; at centre space within wreat of fruit, grape vines and wheat; at base of wreath the artist's initials T S
Reverse Description: Rural scene with horse, bull, sheep, plough, scythe, grape vines etc. artists initials, JH below handle of scythe.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: HORSHAM & WIMMERA DISTRICT PASTORAL & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY T S
Reverse: J H
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Horsham & Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society, Australia, circa 1875
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1875
Artist: Thomas Stokes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1875
Artist: Julius Hogarth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1875

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