Medal - Edmond Halley, Museum Victoria, Australia, 1986 Reg. No: NU 20133
Medal - Museum Victoria Comet Halley, 1986 (AD)
Mint: Hafner Mint
Other Details: Manufactured by the Museum Board to commemorate Comet Halley, sold at various events arranged. This is one of many medals produced in Australia to celebrate the return of Halley's Comet in 1986. The comet is named after Edmond Halley because he foretold its return in 1758 and every 75 years thereafter. The period of its orbit is by coincidence close to that of a human lifetime, perhaps explaining why this, among all comets, is the most famous.
- A silver plated commemorative medal (32 mm diameter) featuring a bust of Edmund Halley and a comet image drawn from an ancient Roman coin.
|Dimensions:||32 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||13.69 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||astronomy, halley s comet, museum history|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Emil Hafner, Engraver (circa 1920s- ), Edmond Halley, Astronomer (1656-1742)|
|Series:||Australian Commemorative Medals|
|Obverse Description:||Bust of Halley, facing right; above, EDMOND HALLEY below, MUSEUM OF VICTORIA , under l. shoulder HAFNER|
|Reverse Description:||Depiction of comet with COMET HALLEY across, above, AUSTRALIA; below, 1986|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: EDMOND HALLEY MUSEUM OF VICTORIA HAFNER
Reverse: AUSTRALIA COMET HALLEY 1986
|Issued By:||Museum Victoria, Australia|
|Mint:||Hafner (Mint), Eltham, Victoria, Australia, 1986|
|Person Depicted:||Edmond Halley, Australia, 1986
25 made for VIP presentation.