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Medal - Products of New South Wales Exhibition, New South Wales, Australia, 1854 Reg. No: NU 20512
- Australia New South Wales Sydney
Medal - Exhibition Silver Prize Medal Sydney 1854 (AD)
Mint: Wyon, London
Awarded to: Fortey, John
Other Details: A large silver prize medal (72 mm) from dies cut by L.C. Wyon and struck at the Wyon mint in London. The designs were developed in Australia by T. Andrews and F.C. Terry of Sydney. The Products of New South Wales Exhibition was held to select New South Wales exhibits for the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855. It opened at the Australian Museum on 14 November 1854. Silver medals were the first class awards. This medal was won by John Fortey for his tobacco exhibit.
- A large silver prize medal (72 mm) depicting on the obverse a youthful New South Wales, holding a sheperd's crook being led by hand by Britannia, helmeted and holding a trident to be presented to France who is seated on a throne decorated with an eagle and holding a sceptre over her right shoulder. A kangaroo stands behind New South Wales watching the presentation. The reverse depicts scenes of life in New South Wales from the arrival of sailing ships, including mining, raising cattle and sheep, and harvesting wheat by hand.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||72 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||163.495 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||agriculture, allegorical art, exhibitions, mining, tobacco|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891)|
|Tertiary Classification:||exhibition prizes|
|Series:||Australian Exhibition Medals|
|Obverse Description:||A youthful New South Wales, holding a sheperd's crook being led by hand by Britannia, helmeted and holding a trident to be presented to France who is seated on a throne decorated with an eagle and holding a sceptre over her right shoulder; around above, HIC LAURI DULCIOR USUS; in exergue in small letters the artist's name L.C.WYON.F and in larger letters the date of the Paris exhibition, MDCCCLV|
|Reverse Description:||At centre within a beaded circle, PRODUCTS/OF/NEW SOUTH WALES/SYDNEY/1854/L.C.W. around, scenes of rural and mining activities, and ships under full sail entering the Heads|
|Edge Description:||Engraved, PRESENTED TO MR JOHN FORTEY,THE EXHIBITOR OF NSW TOBACCO|
|Inscriptions:||Engraved, PRESENTED TO MR JOHN FORTEY,THE EXHIBITOR OF NSW TOBACCO (edge)
HIC LAURI DULCIOR USUS; in exergue; L.C.WYON.F/MDCCCLV Allegorical figure of Australia being introduced to France by Britannia (obverse)
PRODUCTS/OF/NEW SOUTH WALES/SYDNEY/1854/L.C.W. Scenes of rural and mining activities, and ships entering the Heads (reverse)
|Issued By:||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Mint:||Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1854|
|Artist:||F. Terry, Australia
Designed reverse of medal.
Designed obverse of medal.
|Awarded To:||John Fortey, New South Wales, Australia, 1854
Exhibitor of NSW tobacco.