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Medal - Victorian Exhibition Commemorative, Victoria, Australia, 1872 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20755

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Melbourne Victorian Exhibition Commemorative 1872 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: This medal commemorates the opening of the Victorian Exhibition on 6 November 1872. It was struck by the Melbourne firm Stokes and Martin with a medal press they set up to demonstrate medal making at the Exhibition. The Exhibition was held 6 November 1872 - 8 January 1873.
Description:
A white metal commemorative medal (48 mm. diameter). Around the edge on a broad rim is the legend MEDAL STRUCK TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE VICTORIAN EXHIBITION. At the centre within a wreath is STOKES AND MARTIN MEDALISTS MELBOURNE 1872. On the reverse, a classical female figure representing the Colony of Victoria extending a victory wreath. Around her are the symbols of trade, industry and agriculture, the basis of Victoria's wealth. Below this in small letters is the maker's name STOKES AND MARTIN MELBOURNE.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Sir Redmond Barry
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 48 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 48.02 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: exhibitions
Series: Exhibition
DateEra: 1872 AD
Obverse Description: Around the edge on a broad rim is the legend MEDAL STRUCK TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE VICTORIAN EXHIBITION. At the centre within a wreath is STOKES AND MARTIN MEDALISTS MELBOURNE 1872
Reverse Description: A classical female figure representing the Colony of Victoria extending a victory wreath. Around her are the symbols of trade, industry and agriculture, the basis of Victoria's wealth. Below this in small letters is the maker's name STOKES AND MARTIN MELBOURNE.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: MEDAL STRUCK TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE VICTORIAN EXHIBITION */ STOKES & MARTIN/MEDALISTS/MELBOURNE/1872
Shape: Round
Material: White metal
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1872
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint)
References: Car 1872/3
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Official Record: Containing Introduction, Catalogues, Reports and Recommendations of the Experts..., London, 1873

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