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Medal - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Celebration, Australia, 1897 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 21080

Summary:
Australia
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Australia's Celebration 1897 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. It prompted many Australian local governments to issue commemorative medals. This gilt medal features conjoined young head and veiled bust of Queen Victoria on the obverse and the Advance Australia arms on the reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.87 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: 31 mm. = 1 1/4 inches

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Tagged with: celebrations, queen victoria diamond jubilee 1897, royal anniversaries, royalty british
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Wannenmacher Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Commemorative medal
DateEra: 1897 AD
Obverse Description: Conjoined young head and veiled bust of Queen Victoria left, around, QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH. YEAR OF REIGN + 1837 TO 1897 +
Reverse Description: Within diamond Advance Australia arms, above crown; below, 1897; around, DIAMOND JUBILEE * AUSTRALIA'S CELEBRATION *
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Conjoined young head and veiled bust of Queen Victoria left, around, QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH. YEAR OF REIGN + 1837 TO 1897 + (obverse)
Within diamond Australian arms, above crown; below, 1897; around, DIAMOND JUBILEE * AUSTRALIA'S CELEBRATION * (reverse)
Shape: Round with hole
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
References: Car.1897/26c

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