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Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20422

Australia Victoria Fitzroy
Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1887 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
The fiftieth anniversary of the ascension of Queen Victoria was celebrated with enthusiasm throughout the Empire. This gilt medal was one of many issued by local organistions to commemorate the occasion.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics

More information

Themes this item is part of: George Clauscen, Furniture Retailer & Mayor, City of Fitzroy, Victoria (circa 1830-?), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Ernst August Altmann, Jeweller & Engraver (circa 1850-1920)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Medal has hole at top, centre. Crowned and veiled head of Queen Victoria facing left; text around, 'IN COMMEMORATION OF CHILDREN CARNIVAL IN HONOUR OF THE', text in centre 'QUEEN'S / JUBILEE / 1887'.
In small letters on neck artist's initials: 'E.A.A.'.
Reverse Description: At centre 'PRESENTED BY / G.C. CLAUSCEN / MAYOR OF FITZROY '.
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: Round with hole
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia, 1887
Artist: Ernst Altmann, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887

Carlisle also states that Altmann struck these medals himself.
Distributor: Mr. George Clauscen - Fitzroy Council, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 1887

Presented medals to Children at Jubilee carnival, 1887.
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria, London, England, Great Britain, 1887

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