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Medal - Fire Brigade Demonstration, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20216

Australia Victoria
Fire Brigade Jubilee 1887 OR
Fire Brigade Demonstration 1888 (AD)
This medal is undated but depicts the fire reel of 1887/12 and 188/15
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: Fire Brigade demonstration medal. It includes a hand-drawn fire reel with two large wheels, and the bust of Queen Victoria. The medal has been dated to 1887 based on the fire reel, also shown on a medal dated 1887, and the head of Queen, shown on medals dated on 1888-9 (Carlisle, Australian Commemorative Medals and Medalets from 1788).
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.01 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: fire brigade demonstrations, fire brigade jubilees, fire fighting equipment
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: emergency services
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria veiled and wearing coronet facing left;
Reverse Description: Hand-drawn fire reel with two large wheels
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887-1888

May have been struck for either/or or both fire brigade events - Jubilee Melbourne 1887 or demonstration Geelong 1888.
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
References: Not listed by Carlisle but fire reel on 1887/12 and 1888/15 and head of Queen on 1888-9/7

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