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Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Shire of Strathfieldsaye, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20188

Australia Victoria Strathfieldsage
1887 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: Queen Victoria's 50th jubilee in 1887 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. This medal was one of many issued by local governments to commemorate the occasion. This medal was commissioned by the Shire of Strathfieldsaye, near Bendigo. Interestingly, it is inscribed Strathfieldsage. The medal names C.W. Read as Shire President. The President's name was actually Charles Henry Read, according to the Victorian Municipal Directory, who served as President from 1887 to 1888. These mistakes suggest that the Museum's copy is a reject. In the year the medal was issued Strathfieldsaye had a population of 4,040 and an area of 229 square miles. Its main centres were Axedale, Kangaroo Flat and Strathfieldsaye. Leading industries were mining, farming, wine-growing and tanning.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.24 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, queen victoria golden jubilee 1887, royal anniversaries, wine
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Municipality of Strathfieldsaye, Victoria, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Veiled young head of Queen Victoria facing left; around, VICTORIA JUBILEE , below, 1887
Makers name, STOKES & MARTIN, in tiny letters on truncation
Reverse Description: At centre within broad rim, Royal Arms above crusher, grape-vine, arcade and horse drawn hay wagon; below a ribbon with, PROGRESS; around on broan rim, SHIRE OF STRATHFIELDSAGE; below, C.W. READ / PRESIDENT
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Strathfieldsaye Shire Council, Strathfieldsaye, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Commissioned By: Mr. Charles Read - Shire of Strathfieldsaye, Strathfieldsaye, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1887

Named as President of Shire on medal
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Previous Collection: George McArthur, Maldon, Victoria, Australia
References: Car.1887/not listed
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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