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Medal - Federation of Australian Commonwealth, Victoria, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20908

Summary:
Cross shaped medal, struck in white metal, issued to commemorate the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. A portrait of Lord Hopetoun, the first Governor-General of Australia, is depicted on the obverse. On the obverse arms of the cross are a rose, a leaf, a golden fleece and a star within a sun.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Height), 37 mm (Width)
Weight: 12.75 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: 42 * 37

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, royal exhibition building
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, John Adrien Louis Hope, Governor of Victoria & Governor-General of Australia (1860-1908)
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1901 AD
Obverse Description: At centre 3/4 bust of Lord Hopetoun, around, LORD HOPETOUN, K.T., G.C.M.G., . 1ST. GOVERNOR-GENERAL; on cross arms, a rose, a leaf, a golden fleece and a decoration chest badge
Reverse Description: At centre, -*- / FEDERATED / AUSTRALIA / 1901 / -*-; around on cross arms, GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Cross
Material: White metal
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Person Depicted: Right Honourable John Hopetoun, Australia, 1901
References: Car1901/30

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