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Medal - Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Practice with Science, Australia, 1873 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20535

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Medal - Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Practice with Science 1873 (AD)
Mint: Hardy Brothers, London
Awarded to: Horticultural Society of Victoria
Other Details: This medal was one of 28 medals presented by Baron von Mueller and displayed in the Board Room of the original Museum, Library and National Gallery. The donations occurred in the 1870s and 1880s and the medals were still on display when Chitty catalogued the collection in 1920.
Description:
A silver prize medal (89 mm diameter) featuring New South Wales, standing facing, holding a lit torch and a Victor's wreath, around her four children representing the four seasons harvest wheat, carry grapes and tend sheep; below on three panels art, agriculture and industry are represented.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 89 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Weight > 100 g

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Tagged with: exhibitions, fruit
Themes this item is part of: Hardy Brothers Mint, New South Wales, Horticultural Society of Victoria, Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Botanist & Explorer (1825-1896)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: agriculture
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: 1873 AD
Obverse Description: New South Wales, standing facing, holding a lit torch and a Victor's wreath, around her four children harvest wheat, carry grapes and; below on three panels art, agriculture and industry are representeed. tend sheep; around above, AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES in small letter below HARDY BROTHERS LONDON & SYDNEY
Reverse Description: PRACTICE WITH SCIENCE above a laurel wreath; within wreath: AWARDED TO Horticultural / Society / of Victoria / 1873 / CLASS / FRUIT; Initials J.M on tie fillet left.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES in small letter below HARDY BROTHERS LONDON & SYDNEY
Reverse: PRACTICE WITH SCIENCE AWARDED TO Horticultural / Society / of Victoria / 1873 / CLASS / FRUIT; Initials J.M on tie fillet left
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Agricultural Society of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia, 1873
Mint: Hardy Brothers (Mint), New South Wales, Australia, 1873

Perhaps struck at the Sydney mint with dies supplied by Hardy Brothers.
Awarded To: Horticultural Society of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1873
Previous Collection: Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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