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Medal - Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy Prize, Australia, 1935 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20926

Summary:
Australia
Australasian Institute of Mining And Metallurgy Medal 1935 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Awarded to: Delprat, Guillaume Daniel
Other Details: Artistically, this is one of the most striking Australian prize medals of the first half of the 20th century. It can be dated as much by its style as by reference to dates on awarded examples, which are from the mid 1930s. This was the first award of this medal. Delprat was an engineer, metallurgist and pioneer industrialist, with a leading role in BHP. His achievements included a method for separating ore from rock crushings using bubbles to float the ore to the surface developed with Charles Potter in the early 1900s. It became known as the Potter-Delprat flotation process. Delprat was prominent in negotiations with the Commonwealth and New South Wales which led to the erection of the BHP steelworks at Newcastle.
Description:
An unissued bronze prize medal (63 mm diameter) featuring a young naked male miner crouching right on anvil holding pick and lump of ore; around, * AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE OF *; below, MINING / & / METALLURGY Tiny letters PM on anvil and STOKES MELB. either side of & together with crossed hammer and pick axe at top of wreath and above cross shaped shiend; space for inscribing name of recipient and date awarded around on ribbons
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 64 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Weight > 100 g

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Tagged with: metallurgy, mining
Themes this item is part of: Guillaume Daniel Delprat, Engineer & Miner (1856-1937), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: mining awards
Series: Award
DateEra: 1935 AD
Obverse Description: Young naked male miner crouching right on anvil holding pick and lump of ore; around, * AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE OF *; below, MINING / & / METALLURGY Tiny letters PM on anvil and STOKES MELB. either side of &
Reverse Description: Crossed hammer and pick axe at top of wreath and above cross shaped shield; engraved around, Presented To *GUILLAUME DANIEL DELPRAT*; below, 1935
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: * AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE OF * MINING / & / METALLURGY Tiny letters PM on anvil and STOKES MELB. either side of &
Reverse inscribed: Presented to GUILLAUME DANIEL DELPRAT 1935
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, 1935
Awarded To: Guillaume Delprat, 1935

The first recipient of this medal

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