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Medal - Drayton & Toowoomba Agricultural & Horticultural Society Prize, Queensland, Australia, circa 1863 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20749

Summary:
Australia Queensland Drayton Toowoomba
Medal - Drayton and Toowoomba Agricultural & Horticultural Society Prize c.1863 (AD)
Mint: Not recorded; Artist: R.C.
Awarded to: Drayton and Toowoomba Agricultural & Horticultural Society prize medal designed by 'R.C.' and issued around 1863. The Drayton & Toowoomba Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Queensland, was established that year and held its first show in 1864. Agricultural and horticultural societies played an important role in the development of agriculture in the nineteenth century, encouraging competition for crops and livestock, skills such as ploughing and new farming practices. They held regular shows and competitions. Today the Toowoomba Royal Show is one of the biggest regional agricultural shows outside of Brisbane. It is the only Royal show in Queensland outside of Brisbane.
Description:
An bronze prize medal (45 mm diameter) featuring a rural scene including a farm house, farmer with whip leading a draught horse plough, farm animals and plants; together with the name of the society and space for details of the winner on the reverse within a wreath of corn and wheat
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 46 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 59.99 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Drayton & Toowoomba Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Queensland
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: circa 1863 AD
Obverse Description: A rural scene including a farm house, farmer with whip leading a draught horse, plough, farm animals and plants; above, PRIZE MEDAL
Reverse Description: Around a wreath of corn and wheat, DRAYTON & TOOWOOMBA AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ESTD. 1863, artist's initials R C at sides of bow holding wreath base
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: PRIZE MEDAL
Reverse: DRAYTON & TOOWOOMBA AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ESTD 1863 R C
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Drayton & Toowoomba Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, 1863 or later

Artist's Initials: R.C.

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