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Medal - Gala Day, Geelong, Australia, 1917 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20944

Australia Victoria Geelong
Gala Day, Geelong, Nov. 2 1917 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: Medal issued for Gala Day in Geelong, held on 2 November 1917. It depicts George V and exhorts people to 'remember our heroes'.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 31 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Height is with loop extended

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Australian Commemorative medals
DateEra: 1917 AD
Obverse Description: The medal is struck on a cross-shaped blank, at the centre of the cross within a line circ;e, head of George V bare facinl left;
around on the arms of the cross, REMEMBER OUR HEROES 1917
Reverse Description: NOV. / 2ND. / GALA DAY / GEELONG / 1917
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: cross
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia, 1917
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1917
Person Depicted: HM King George V, 1917
References: Car. 1917/3
  1. [Book], Leslie Carlisle, Australian commemorative medals and medalets from 1788, B & C Press, Sydney, 1983

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