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Medal - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Celebration, Australia, 1897 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20445

Summary:
Australia
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Australia's Celebration 1897 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. It prompted many Australian local governments to issue commemorative medals. This gilt medal features conjoined young head and veiled bust of Queen Victoria on the obverse and the Advance Australia Arms on the reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.19 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: has metal loop through hole height with loop 40 mm.

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Themes this item is part of: 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: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Commemorative medal
DateEra: 1897 AD
Obverse Description: Conjoined young head and veiled bust of Queen Victoria left, around, QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH. YEAR OF REIGN * 1837 TO 1897 * On edge in tiny letters, STOKES & SONS
Reverse Description: Within diamond Advance Australia arms, above crown; below, 1897; around, DIAMOND JUBILEE * AUSTRALIA'S CELEBRATION *
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Conjoined young head and veiled bust of Queen Victoria left, around, QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH. YEAR OF REIGN * 1837 TO 1897 * On edge in tiny letters, STOKES & SONS (obverse)
Within diamond Australian arms, above crown; below, 1897; around, DIAMOND JUBILEE * AUSTRALIA'S CELEBRATION * (reverse)
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
References: Car.1897/26c

Comments

queen victoria diamon jubilee 1879 Posted on 29 Mar 2010 5:29 PM
how much is the medal worth and what is the material made of
Discovery Centre Posted on 30 Mar 2010 11:11 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi, unfortunately, Museum Victoria cannot provide you with a valuation. The Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee medal is described as gilt. This term is generally used in the antique world to describe the finish of applying a thin layer of gold, or gold leaf to an object.
Donald Ferguson Posted on 27 May 2010 5:34 PM
My medellion is as that described in the text above but the reverse is entirely different. The reverse shows an open Bible within a diamond with the Australian rising sun above. It also has the inscription around the outer ring saying "United Sunday Schools Demonstration along with Victoria and 1897. Good to get some information on this one.
Discovery Centre Posted on 30 May 2010 4:12 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Donald, although we have not been able to find any information about your particular medal, we did find a newspaper article you may find interesting: http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/3177614
Perhaps consider taking your medal to a numismatics dealer, they may be able to provide more information
Helen Begley Posted on 06 Jun 2010 3:10 PM
My medal is silver and in the shape of a cross with God Save the Queen on the arms of the cross and "In Commemoration of the 60th Year of Queen Victoria's Glorious Reign June 1897" on one side and her head with the inscription "H M Queen Victoria & Empress" on the other side.
Julia Cordukes Posted on 25 Jun 2010 11:27 AM
I have found one of these commemorative medals amongst my father's effects. It is as described above but doesn't appear to have Stokes and Sons on it. Can you tell me who it was awarded to? Was it handed out in schools like the old Empire Day Medals? Reg No NU 20445 Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Medal 1897
Discovery Centre Posted on 27 Jun 2010 3:55 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Julia, there is a fantastic book by Leslie J. Carlise titled Australian Historical Medals, 1788-1988. You will find that a number of medals were produced by various cities to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

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