Medal - Sailors & Brothers, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20623

Australia Victoria
Sailors and Brothers c. 1890 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Other Details: This is one of a small group of medals sharing the Sailors & Brothers obverse featuring clasped hands. They appear to be related to the Australian Sailor's Union and are known with reverses for Victoria and South Australia. The spade linked to an anchor on the reverse probably reflects the role of sailors in coaling.
A silver medal (17 mm diameter) featuring clasped hands and a crossed anchor and spade, damaged
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.63 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: trade unions
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: trade unions
Series: Australian Union Medals
DateEra: circa 1890 AD
Obverse Description: At centre, two clasped hands; above, SAILORS / & ; below, BROTHERS ornate rim beading
Reverse Description: Crossed anchor and spade; at left, S; at right, U; around, VICTORIA'S PRIDE
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: SAILORS & BROTHERS
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes (Mint)
References: Not in Carlisle but see S/1 for the South Australian medal

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