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Medal - St Patrick's Day, Australia, 1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 30905

Medal - St Patrick's Day 1880 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: A small gilt medal featurung a Irish harp and a kangaroo & emu, issued to commemorate St Patrick's Day on 17 March 1880.
A small gilt medal (22 mm diameter) featurung a Irish harp and a Kangaroo & Emu
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 1988
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.17 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: saint patrick s day, gold mining
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: public events
Series: Australian Historical Medals
DateEra: 1880 AD
Obverse Description: REMEMBRANCE/MARCH 17TH Harp surrounded by clover
Reverse Description: In exergue: 1880 ; above emu and kangaroo, between them a shield with rising sun above
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: REMEMBRANCE/MARCH 17TH
Reverse: 1880
Shape: Round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia, 1880

Probable a memento struck at the Melbourne Exhibition 1880.
References: Ca 1880/13

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