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Medal - Thaler of Saxony 1587, Western Australia Museum, Western Australia, circa 1998 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16491

Summary:
Australia Western Australia Museum Perth
Medal - Western Australia Museum, Thaler of Saxony, 1587 c. 1998 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: One of four medals struck for the Western Australia Museum with designs based on coins recovered from the wreck of the Batavia. The obverse reproduces the design of a 1587 thaler of Saxony while the reverse provides details and the serial number of this medal - 87 out of 100.
Description:
Silver medal of the Western Australia Museum with design based on coin recovered from the wreck of the Batavia. The obverse reproduces the design of a 1587 thaler of Saxony while the reverse provides details and the serial number of this medal - 87 out of 100
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 20.821 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: shipwrecks
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: water transport
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: circa 1998 AD
Obverse Description: At centre within a circle of beads, half length armored male figures with sword over right shoulder,
above, 15 87 ; around, CHRISTIAN. D:G: DVX . SAXO . SA . ROMA .
Reverse Description: At centre within a circle formed by beads, THALER / OF BRANDENBURG / 1542 / BATAVIA WRECK / 87 / 100
around, WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM
Edge Description: pLAIN
Inscriptions: Obverse: At centre within a circle of beads, half length armored male figures with sword over right shoulder,
above, 15 87 ; around, CHRISTIAN. D:G: DVX . SAXO . SA . ROMA .
Reverse: At centre within a circle formed by beads, THALER / OF BRANDENBURG / 1542 / BATAVIA WRECK / 87 / 100
around, WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM

Edge: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Western Australian Museum, Western Australia, Australia

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