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Medal - Williamstown Rifle Range, Australia, 1879 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20055

Summary:
Silver Prize Medal
Made from a military medal of Queen Victoria with the reverse erased

Other Details: Silver medal commissioned by the Williamstown Rifle Range in 1879. It was presented by the Mayor of Williamstown, W.F. Knight, at the final match of the Williamstown Ranges, and was won by Bombardier W.A. Lancaster on February 15 1879.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Diameter)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Williamstown Rifle Range, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sport
Series: Association
DateEra: 1879 AD
Obverse Description: Engraved:PRESENTED BY/THE MAYOR OF WILLAMSTOWN/W.F.KNIGHT ESQ,/FINAL MATCH/WILLIAMSTOWN RANGES/WON BY/BOMBARDIER LANCASTER W.A/FEBRUARY 15TH 1879
Reverse Description: VICTORIA REGINA Young head of Queen Victoria, facing l., W.WYON R.A. under neck truncation
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Engraved: PRESENTED BY/THE MAYOR OF WILLAMSTOWN/W.F.KNIGHT ESQ,/FINAL MATCH/WILLIAMSTOWN RANGES/WON BY/BOMBARDIER LANCASTER W.A/FEBRUARY 15TH 1879 (obverse)
VICTORIA REGINA Young head of Queen Victoria, facing l., W.WYON R.A. under neck truncation (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Australia
Commissioned By: Williamstown Rifle Range, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
Awarded To: Bombardier W. Lancaster - Williamstown Rifle Range
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Person Named: W. Knight

Comments

Angus Pearson Posted on 21 Dec 2012 12:43 PM
An article describing the match can be found in the National Library of Australia's TROVE database for The Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954), Saturday 22 February 1879, page 3 http://trove.nla.gov.au

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