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Medal - Football Medal, Victoria, Australia, 1886 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 19613

Australia Victoria Melbourne
Football 1886 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: Football medal, issued in 1886. In that year the Melbourne Football Club visited Hobart to try their luck against the southern association. The Tasmanians won against their more experienced opponents. The Port Melbourne Football Club was was admitted to the Victorian Football Association in the same year, and several Tasmanian teams were formed.
A silver washed circular medal depicting a man running left holding an oval shaped football. The medal is holed for wearing and has space on the reverse for details of an award (not engraved).
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.68 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: football, sport
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sport
Series: Prize
DateEra: 1886 AD
Obverse Description: Within an ornate quatrofoil, a man running left holding an oval shaped football.; below in small letters the makers details, STOKES & MARTIN MELBOURNE
Reverse Description: Around a central circular space VICTORIA 1886
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: STOKES & MARTIN MELBOURNE
Reverse: VICTORIA 1886
Shape: round
Material: Silver-plated
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint)

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