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Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Portland, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20408

Australia Victoria Portland
Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1887 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: Medal issued in 1887 by the Town of Portland to celebrate the 50th jubilee of Queen Victoria's ascension to the throne. It names W.T. Pile as Mayor. William Thomas Pile served as Mayor from 1887 to 1888. Portland is regarded as the birthplace of Victoria. The Henty brothers, entrepreneur farmers and whalers, established the state's first permanent white settlement in Portland in 1834. It initially rivalled Melbourne, but developed slowly as a fishing port.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.55 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: 31

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Tagged with: architecture, celebrations, queen victoria golden jubilee 1887, royal anniversaries, town halls
Themes this item is part of: Harry Stokes, Medal Artist (circa 1840-?), Municipality of Glenelg, Victoria, 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, Municipality of Portland, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria facing left, wearing veil and coronet;
Below, 1887. Inscription on truncation of Queen's neck: H.S.
Reverse Description: At centre within broad ornate, zigzag border Town Hall building; around above, TOWN HALL PORTLAND; In exergue: W. T. PILE ESQ. / MAYOR
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: Round with hole
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Portland, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887

Named on truncation
Artist: Harry Stokes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887

'STOKES & MARTIN' on truncation.
Commissioned By: Portland Town Council, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Person Named: William Pile - Portland Town Council, Portland, New South Wales, Australia, 1887

Named as Mayor on medal
References: Car. 1887/86


Trevor Smith Posted on 15 Oct 2012 4:23 PM
Portland Victoria, Not Portland NSW

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