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Medal - National Gallery of Victoria, Travelling Scholarship, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20102

Summary:
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Medal - National Gallery of Victoria Travelling Scholarship, c. 1890
Mint: Melbourne
Other Details: An unissued prize medal from the National Gallery reference collection. The medal was produced to commemorate the National Gallery of Victoria Travelling Scholarship. The first National Gallery of Victoria travelling scholarship was awarded in 1887 to John Longstaff for his painting 'Breaking the News'. He travelled to Paris.
Description:
An unissued bronze prize medal (45 mm diameter) featuring Victory seated with Victor's wreath and olive branch.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 50.04 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: art medals, museum history
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, Allan Wyon, Engraver (1843-1907), Public Life & Institutions Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: art prizes
Series: Australian Prize Medals
DateEra: circa 1890 AD
Obverse Description: At centre within closed floral wreath, TRAVEL- / LING / SCHOLAR- / SHIP; around, NATIONAL : GALLERY : OF : VICTORIA : AUSTRALIA *
Reverse Description: Winged Victory, seated, facing l., holding a wreath in right hand, olive branch in left; around above VICTORIA . FRONDE . CORONAT; in the exergue: ALLAN WYON
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA AUSTRALIA TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP
Reverse: VICTORIA . FRONDE . CORONAT ; In the exergue: ALLAN WYON
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890
Mint: Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1900
Artist: Allan Wyon, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1890

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