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Medal - Melbourne International Exhibition, Silver, Victoria, Australia, 1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 17924

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Melbourne International Exhibition, Silver 1880 (AD)
Mint: Melbourne
Awarded to: John McIntyre
Other Details: Silver medal awarded to John McIntyre for his work at Commissioner at the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880 (Official Record, p.xvii). The Melbourne International Exhibition ran from 1 October 1880 to 30 April 1881. The exhibition building that still stands was constructed for the occasion, designed by Joseph Reed and built by David Mitchell. Over 1.3 million people visited the exhibition at a time when Melbourne's population was only around 282,000.
Description:
A silver prize medal (51 mm diameter) awarded to John McIntyre for services featuring a veiled head of Queen Victoria.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Sir John McIntyre - M.L.A., 1990
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 52 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 91.89 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, exs.silver1980.m.i.ex.mdccclxxx, the queen victoria head of
Themes this item is part of: John McIntyre, Politician & Businessman (1832-1904), Harry Stokes, Medal Artist (circa 1840-?), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, 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: melbourne international exhibition 1880-1881
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1880 AD
Obverse Description: Veiled head of Victoria left; around, : MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION MDCCCLXXX
Reverse Description: Within wreath, "VITAM / EXCOLVERE / PER ARTES" below in tiny letters, H.STOKES
Edge Description: Impressed, JOHN MCINTYRE - FOR SERVICES
Inscriptions: Edge impressed: JOHN MCINTYRE - FOR SERVICES
Obverse: MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION MDCCCLXXX
Reverse: "VITAM / EXCOLVERE / PER ARTES" below in tiny letters, H.STOKES
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880
Mint: Melbourne (Mint), Victoria, Australia, 1880
Artist: Harry Stokes, Victoria, Australia, 1880
Awarded To: Sir John McIntyre - M.L.A., Victoria, Australia, 1880
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Official Record of the Melbourne International Exhibition 1880-1881, Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, Melbourne, 1882

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