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Medal - Federation of Australian Commonwealth, Australia, 1898 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20886

Summary:
Australia
Australian Commonwealth 1898 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Other Details: Medal issued in 1898 to commemorating the forthcoming Commonwealth of Australia. It includes a map of Australia divided into the six colonies / states, each represented by a ray.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: The pin is 40 mm.long

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Australian Commemorative medal
DateEra: 1898 AD
Obverse Description: Map of Australia, within ring; on ring, AUSTRALIA'S COMMONWEALTH * 3-6-98 *;
from the ring a series of rays form the six points of a star the top one of which has a loop with attached pin for wearing.
The map of Australia is divided into the six colonies / states with each ray representing one.
Reverse Description: plain
Edge Description: plain
Inscriptions: plain (edge)
At centre a map of Australia; around, AUSTRALIA'S COMMONWEALTH *3-6-98* (obverse)
plain (reverse)
Shape: Star
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1898
References: Car.1898/2

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