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Medal - Port Phillip Farmers' Society, Silver Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1866 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33189

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Medal - Port Phillip Farmers' Society Silver Prize1866 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Hall, William
Other Details: Prize medal awarded to William Hall by the Port Phillip Farmers Society (now known as Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria) for his entry of Red Mangold Wurzel (a beet fed to cattle - today normally yellow in colour). The Society was formed in 1848 from a number of earlier farmers' societies in Victoria. The Society aimed to improve agricultural practices to meet the food needs of a growing population, and conducted ploughing matches in the area around Flemington. In 1855 it established showgrounds in Parkville, opposite the present site of The University of Melbourne. The current showgrounds in Ascot Vale were not established until 1882.
Description:
A silver prize medal (51 mm. diameter) with a loop added to the edge at the top, featuring a rural scene of farm house, reclining cow, sheep, horse and tools below gum tree branch; in exergue in tiny letters, ARNOLDI and details of the prize engraved within open wreath below small Kangaroo
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 63.77 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Height with loop extended 60 mm

More information

Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture, cattle feed, farm animals
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Port Phillip Farmers Society, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Prize Medals
DateEra: 1866 AD
Obverse Description: Rural scene of farm house, reclining cow, sheep, horse and tools below gum tree branch; in exergue in tiny letters, ARNOLDI
Reverse Description: Engraved within open wreath below small Kangaroo, RED MANGOLD WURZEL / PRIZE / awarded to / Mr. Wm. Hall / MARCH 1866; around, PORT PHILLIP FARMER'S SOCIETY; below, INSTITUTED 1848
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: PORT PHILLIP FARMERS ASSOCIATION INSTITUTED 1848 RED MANGOLD WURZEL PRIZE awarded to Mr. Wm. Hall MARCH 1866
Reverse: ARNOLDI
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Port Phillip Farmers' Society, Victoria, Australia, 1866
Artist: Arnoldi, Victoria, Australia

German die-engraver who worked in the Kangaroo Office.
Awarded To: Mr. William Hall, Victoria, Australia, 1866
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] Jewell, Raymond T. 1962. 'Australiana' No.1. Australian Numismatist. 17 (4)

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