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Medal - Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery Regiment, Australia, 1858 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 21075

Summary:
Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery Regiment medal awarded to S.C. Newman on 24 May 1858.

Newman served in the No. 1 Gun Detachment of the Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery Regiment.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)

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Themes this item is part of: Victorian Artillery (AKA Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery Regiment or Permanent Artillery Corps), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Victorian Colonial Military, 1854-1901, Victorian Colonial Military Forces Units, 1854-1901
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military General Service
Tertiary Classification: meritorius service
Series: Victorian Volunteer
DateEra: 1858 AD
Obverse Description: At centre the All-seeing eye radiating light beams to near rim of medal; around eye a circular wreath within which the letters VMRR
Reverse Description: Same as obverse
Edge Description: Impressed, PRESENTED TO S.C.NEWMAN No 1 GUN DETACHMENT RVVAR 24 MAY 1858
Inscriptions: Impressed, PRESENTED TO S.C.NEWMAN No 1 GUN DETACHMENT RVVAR 24 MAY 1858 (edge)
At centre the All-seeing eye radiating light beams to near rim of medal; around eye a circular wreath within which the letters VMRR (obverse)
Same as obverse (reverse)
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Silver
Issued By: Australia, 1858
Awarded By: Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery Regiment, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 May 1858
Awarded To: S. Newman, Victoria, Australia, 24 May 1858
References: A context for this medal may be found in 'Rules and regulations'. Victoria. Volunteer Artillery Regiment, 1856. State Library of Victoria 824 V66. See also 'Rough sketch of the intended field operations of the Victorian Volunteer Force as ordered for the 21st April 1862, on the Werribee' [cartographic material]. W.A.D. Anderson, Colonel Commandant / sketched by P.H. Scratchley ; lithographed at the Office of Lands and Survey, Melbourne, April 12th 1862, by James B. Philp. State Library of Victoria 821.1992 HKMB 1862.

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