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Medal - Abstinence Society, Australia, circa 1885 Reg. No: NU 20236
- This is a general purpose medal of the Australian Abstinence movement. It was minted by Stokes & Martin, circa 1885.
Several organisations in nineteenth century Victoria were established to promote temperance, oppose the extension of hotel licences, and educate children and adults about the dangers of alcohol. They included the Order of the Sons of Temperance, the International Order of Good Templars and the Band of Hope.
The medal is inscribed with the statement "I am a Total Abstainer" on the obverse, with the Lord's prayer on the reverse.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||19 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||3.20 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||temperance movements, prayers|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Series:||Australian Temperance Medals|
|DateEra:||circa 1885 AD|
|Obverse Description:||I AM / A / TOTAL / + / ABSTAINER|
|Reverse Description:||OUR / FATHER / WHO ART IN HEAVEN / HALLOWED BE THY NAME / THY KINGDOM COME / THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH / AS IT IS IN HEAVEN / GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD / FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES / AS WE FORGIVE THEM / THAT TRESPASS AGAINST US / LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION / BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL / FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM / THE POWER / & THE GLORY FOR / EVER & EVER / AMEN|
|Shape:||Round with hole|
|Issued By:||Abstinence Society, Australia, circa 1885|
|Mint:||Stokes & Martin, Australia, circa 1885|
|References:||Not in Carlisle|
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