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Medal - Victorian Exhibition Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1873 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18234

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Bronze Prize Medal of 1873 International Exhibition 1873 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Awarded to: Mackennal, J.S.
Other Details: Medal awarded as a prize to John Simpson Mackennal at the 1873 International Exhibition. The medal features an allegorical figure representing the Colony of Victoria. It was designed by artist Julius Hogarth and manufactured by Melbourne firm Stokes & Martin. Mackennal won in the Miscellaneous category for two works: #267 - ideal bust (life size), entitled 'Pleasing Thought', with pedestal to same; and #268 - 'Startled Horses', a panel in high relief, showing a group of horses' heads, with a bracket (Official Record, p.15). Mackennal (1832-1901) was a locally prominent architectural modeller and sculptor, located at 105 Collins Street East when the medal was awarded. He and partner James Scurry were contracted to work under the supervision of Charles Summers on plaster figures and decorations for Parliament House, Melbourne. He also made figures for the facades of many other Melbourne public buildings, including the old Meat Market, the Law Courts and the Windsor Hotel.
Description:
A bronze prize medal of the 1873 exhibition awarded to J.S. Mackennal. It features a female representing the Colony of Victoria standing three quarters left before rural and industrial scenes; around, INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION * 1873 *; in exergue, DITISSIMA TERRA , the artist's name J.HOGARTH FEC. and the designers name O.R. CAMPBELL DES.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 46 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 54.25 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: art medals, exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: John Simpson Mackennal, Architect & Sculptor (1832-1901), Julius Hogarth, Jeweller & Medal Maker (1820-1879), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Oswald Rose Campbell, Artist (1820-1887), Hogarth, Erichsen & Co., Jewellers, Sydney, New South Wales, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: exhibition prizes
Series: Exhibition
DateEra: 1873 AD
Obverse Description: Female representing Colony of Victoria standing three quarters left before rural and industrial scene; around, INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION VICTORIA * 1873 *; in exergue, DITISSIMA TERRA / J.HOGARTH FEC. / O.R. CAMPBELL DES.
Reverse Description: Within wreath - / PRIZE / MEDAL / -
Edge Description: Stamped, J.S. MACKENNAL, MEDALLION
Inscriptions: Stamped, J.S. MACKENNAL, MEDALLION (edge)
Female representing Colony of Victoria standing three quarters left before rural and industrial scene; around, INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION * 1873 *; in exergue, DITISSIMA TERRA / J.HOGARTH FEC. / O.R. CAMPBELL DES. (obverse)
Within wreath - / PRIZE / MEDAL / - (reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint)
Artist: Julius Hogarth
Artist: Mr. Oswald Campbell
Awarded To: John Mackennal
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Official Record: Containing Introduction, Catalogues, Reports and Recommendations of the Experts..., London, 1873

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