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Medal - Anzac Day School Children's, Education Department of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1918 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18762

Anzac Day school children's medal, issued in 1918. The medal was distributed to every school child that year to commemorate Anzac Day. The Anzac forces first landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
Mint: Stokes & Sons.
Obverse has the bust of a uniformed soldier. The reverse image of the bust of an Australian soldier was adapted from a drawing by H. Harvey, an at assistant in the Victorian Education Department.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Width), 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.03 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: anzac day, commemorations, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Education Department of Victoria, Education Department of Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1918 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of uniformed soldier wearing hat facing left; around, HONOR TO THE A.I.F.
below in small letters the mint initials, S&S
Reverse Description: Incuse on scroll which rests on olive branch, GALLIPOLI / FRANCE / PALESTINE; above EVD ; below, ANZAC DAY 1918
Edge Description: plain
Inscriptions: HONOR TO THE A.I.F. (obverse)
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Education Department of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1918
Mint: Stokes & Sons (Mint), 1918
Artist: H. Harvey, Australia, 1918
Commissioned By: Education Department of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1918
Place & Date Depicted: Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, 1915
References: Car.1918/2
  1. [Book], Leslie Carlisle, Australian commemorative medals and medalets from 1788, B & C Press, Sydney, 1983

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