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Medal - Victorian Exhibition Commemorative, Victoria, Australia, 1872 Reg. No: NU 31131
- Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Melbourne Victorian Exhibition Commemorative 1872 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: This medal was struck by the Melbourne firm Stokes and Martin with a medal press they set up to demonstrate medal making at the 1872-73 Victorian Exhibition. The Exhibition was held 6 November 1872 - 8 January 1873.
- A gilt bronze commemorative medal (22 mm diameter) featuring Julius Hogarth's aboriginal portrait and and Australian shield surmounted by a possum.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Edwards, 1989
|Dimensions:||22 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||3.85 g (Weight)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Julius Hogarth, Jeweller & Medal Maker (1820-1879), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Hogarth, Erichsen & Co., Jewellers, Sydney, New South Wales, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales|
|Series:||Australian Exhibition Medals|
|Obverse Description:||BILLI EX : REX : VICT./1872 Head of a bearded Aborigine facing right, Intials I.H under neck truncation|
|Reverse Description:||STRUCK AT THE EXHIBITION MINT Coat of arms surrounded by a wreath|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: BILLI EX : REX : VICT. 1872 Head of a bearded Aborigine facing right, Intials I.H under neck truncation
Reverse: STRUCK AT THE EXHIBITION MINT
|Issued By:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1872|
|Mint:||Stokes & Martin (Mint), 1872
Struck on a press set up in the exhibition.
|Artist:||Julius Hogarth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1872|
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