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Medal - Melbourne 1875 for Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition Commemorative, Victoria, Australia, 1875-1876 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20754

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Victorian Intercolonial for Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition Bronze Prize 1875 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: This is a commemorative medal of the Intercolonial exhibition held in Melbourne in 1875 to select entries for the Philidelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876 in the United States of America.
Description:
A white metal striking of the commemorative medal (37 mm diameter). It features a young head of Queen Victoria wearing a coronet and a Victory flying above a globe bearing a torch of knowledge and a Victor's wreath from Australia towards the USA.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 28.65 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, america
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, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: exhibitions
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1875-1876 AD
Obverse Description: At centre within a ring divided by six shields, head on Queen Victoria facing left wearing coronet and pearl necklace, around, EXHIBITION MELBOURNE; on ring between shields, VICTORIA S.AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND W.AUSTRALIA N.S.WALES TASMANIA; around on brioad rim, COMMEMORATION MEDAL + AUSTRALASIA 1875 + PHILADELPHIA 1876 + ; makers name STOKES & MARTIN in tiny letters between ring and broad rim at 06; I.H. incuse on truncation.
Reverse Description: Victory flying (with butterfly wings) above globe from Australia towards USA holding torch of knowledge above head and offering Victor's wreath; behind, Southern Cross; In exergue: STOKES AND MARTIN / MELBOURNE ; above exergue line on left, J.H.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: COMMEMORATION MEDAL . AUSTRALASIA 1875 . PHILADELPHIA 1876 ./ EXHIBITION MELBOURNE/STOKES & MARTIN; I.H. incuse on truncation
Reverse: In exergue: STOKES AND MARTIN / MELBOURNE ; Above exergue line J.H.
Shape: round
Material: White metal
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1875
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Victoria, Australia, 1875
Artist: Julius Hogarth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1875
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
References: Car 1876/4 in white metal

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