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Medal - New South Wales Rifle Association, New South Wales, Australia Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32229

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
(AD)
Mint: Sydney
Other Details: New South Wales Rifle Association medal. It features a kneeling soldier being crowned with a wreath by a female figure. The NSW Rifle Association was constituted in the nineteenth century, when the nation's defence relied on Colony-based civilian volunteers forming an army around a small professional core. Target shooting was seen as good preparation and was a popular and patriotic pastime. Even small country towns maintained a range, and businesses and suburbs formed rifle clubs
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 15.013 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection, New South Wales Rifle Association, Maroubra, New South Wales, Branch Mints of the Royal Mint
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: sports prizes
Series: Prize
Obverse Description: Soldier kneeling r. being crowned with wreath by female stg. to right; on ground between figures, a rifle and helmet, native bushes at l. & r.
Reverse Description: Plain
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Soldier kneeling r. being crowned with wreath by female stg. to right; on ground between figures, a rifle and helmet, native bushes at l. & r. (obverse)
Plain (reverse)
Shape: round
Material: gold
Issued By: New South Wales Rifle Association, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch

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