Medal - Horticultural Society of New South Wales, Bronze Prize, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1860 Reg. No: NU 20575
- Australia New South Wales
Horticultural Society of New South Wales Bronze Prize c 1860 (AD)
Awarded to: Not issued
Other Details: Horticultural Society of New South Wales bronze prize medal. The medal was not issued. Agricultural and horticultural societies aimed to promote agriculture in the colony; to improve farmers' skills and equipment; to diversify production; to improve plant and animal stock; to publish information gathered; to maintain links with societies and agriculturalists overseas; to present trophies and awards to encourage improvements; and to hold annual fairs. Horticultural societies were particularly interested in plant exchanges and propagation.
- A bronze prize medal (62 mm. diameter) struck for the Hortocultural Society of New South Wales by the Sydney private mint of J.C. Thornthwaite. This example has not been engraved with a winners name. It features a staghorn plant.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
|Dimensions:||62 mm (Diameter)|
|Dimension Comment:||Weight > 100 g|
|Tagged with:||agricultural shows, agriculture, staghorns|
|Themes this item is part of:||Horticultural Society of New South Wales, 1822-1836, John Craven Thornthwaite, Token Maker & Medalist, Sydney, New South Wales (1820-?), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||agricultural prizes|
|Series:||Australian Agricultural Medals|
|DateEra:||circa 1860 AD|
|Obverse Description:||At centre a Staghorn; around, HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY NEW SOUTH WALES; across PERSISTERE EST PROSPERARE; in small letters on either side of the word SOUTH, THORNTHWAITE SYDNEY|
|Reverse Description:||Within a wreath of canes, PRESENTED/TO (space for name of winner)|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse:HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY NEW SOUTH WALES PERSISTERE EST PROSPERARE THORNTHWAITE SYDNEY
Reverse: PRESENTED TO
|Issued By:||Horticultural Society of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia|
|Mint:||John Thornthwaite, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1860
A similar medal, dated 1868, was produced for the visit of Prince Albert (Car. 1868/4).
|References:||See Car. 1868/4 but this is the standard prize medal without the commemorative legend.|
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