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Medal - Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Practice with Science, Australia, 1870 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20538

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Medal - Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Practice with Science 1870 (AD)
Mint: Hardy Brothers, London
Awarded to: Trustees of the Public Library, Melbourne
Other Details: This medal was awarded to the Trustees of the Public Library, Melbourne, by the Agricultural Society of New South Wales in 1870. It won in class 637 - No. 1726. The Public Library had been established fourteen years earlier, in 1856.
Description:
A bronze 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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Themes this item is part of: Hardy Brothers Mint, New South Wales, Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection, State Library of Victoria (SLV), Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: agriculture
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: 1870 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: Around above an olive wreath, PRACTICE WITH SCIENCE; within wreath, AWARDED / TO / TRUSTEES / OF / PUBLIC LIBRARY. / MELBOURNE. / CLASS 637. / NO 1726.; engraved below wreath 1870
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 TRUSTEES OF PUBLIC LIBRARY. MELBOURNE. CLASS 637. NO 1726.; engraved below, 1870
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1870
Mint: Hardy Brothers (Mint), 1870
Awarded To: Public Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1870

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