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Medal - Australian Industrial Exhibition, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1895-1896 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16458

Summary:
Australia Victoria Ballarat
Medal - Australian Industrial Exhibition, Ballarat 1895-6 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Awarded to: Education Department
Other Details: Medal awarded to the Education Department for educational exhibits at the Australian Industrial Exhibition, held in Ballarat in 1895-96.
Description:
A gilt bronze Gold Prize Medal (45 mm. diameter) awarded to the Education Department of Victoria featuring a bust of the Greek goddess Athena wearing plumed helmet with griffon facing left, and details of the exhibition and winners details
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Education Department of Victoria
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 44.156 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: education, exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Harry Stokes, Medal Artist (circa 1840-?), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Education Department of Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: exhibitions
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1895-1896 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of the Greek goddess Athena wearing plumed helmet with griffon facing left; around, HONOR TO WHOM HONOR IS DUE and, on truncation, the artist's initials, H. R. S.
Reverse Description: Arounf olive wreath, AUSTRALIAN . INDUSTRIAL . EXHIBITION . BALLARAT 1895-6 . within, AWARDED TO Education DEPARTMENT for Educational Exhibits
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: HONOR TO WHOM HONOR IS DUE and the artist's initials, H. R. S.
Reverse: AUSTRALIAN . INDUSTRIAL . EXHIBITION . BALLARAT 1895-6 . AWARDED TO Education DEPARTMENT for Educational Exhibits
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Artist: Harry Stokes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Awarded To: Education Department of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Person Depicted: Athena (Goddess) - Olympian Gods, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1895-1896

Comments

Rob Barbera Posted on 04 Dec 2009 1:25 PM
Hi My maternal great grandfather Umberto Pellegrini and his brother where winners of this medal. It has recently surfaced in my family tree research. Was there a certificate issued with the medal?
Discovery Centre Posted on 10 Dec 2009 4:17 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi there, thanks for your question. We've referred your question to one of our History & Technology curators for their advice. We’ll get back to you soon with some more information.
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Jan 2010 11:16 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Rob. To the best of our knowledge a certificate was not issued with the medal; staff at the museum have certainly never seen one. Unfortunately, the catalogue of the exhibition (a copy of which is held at the SLV) does not provide any information about prizes awarded. You could try the Gold Museum in Ballarat for further information. In terms of your family, there is a listing in the catalogue for Pilligrini Brothers, Coles’ Book Arcade, Melbourne, who exhibited stone carvings. Perhaps this your maternal great grandfather? It was not uncommon for family names to be misspelled.

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