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Medal - Tasmanian 150th Anniversary of British Settlement, Tasmania, Australia, 1953-1954 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34773

Summary:
Australia Tasmania
150th Anniversary of British Settlement 1953 - 1954 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Awarded to: National Museum
Other Details: Bronze medal dated 1953-54, commemorating sesquicentenary of British settlement of Tasmania. It was awarded to the National Museum.
Description:
Bronze medal commemorating sesquicentenary of British settlement of Tasmania
Arms of Tasmania, above 1803-04; below, 1953-54; around, TASMANIA COMMEMORATES THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRITISH SETTLEMENT (obverse)
Map of Tasmania surrounded by sea with British flag on flagpole from centre of the island; around inscribed, PRESENTED TO NATIONAL MUSEUM (reverse)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Museum of Victoria, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 69 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Weight > 100 g.

More information

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: public events
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1953-1954 AD
Obverse Description: Arms of Tasmania, above 1803-04; below, 1953-54; around, TASMANIA COMMEMORATES THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRITISH SETTLEMENT
Reverse Description: Map of Tasmania surrounded by sea with British flag on flagpole fro centre of the island; around inscribed, PRESENTED TO NATIONAL MUSEUM
Edge Description: Old number in Indian Ink ??437
Inscriptions: Old number in Indian Ink ??437 (edge)
Arms of Tasmania, above 1803-04; below, 1953-54; around, TASMANIA COMMEMORATES THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRITISH SETTLEMENT (obverse)
Map of Tasmania surrounded by sea with British flag on flagpole from centre of the island; around inscribed, PRESENTED TO NATIONAL MUSEUM (reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Tasmania, Australia
Mint: Stokes (Mint)
Awarded To: National Museum of Victoria
References: Car.1953-4/1 - this medal illustrated p.190

Comments

Paulina Robbins van Rijn Posted on 28 Jan 2011 2:41 AM
Kpt John van Rijn, Royal Netherlands Navy received one when on visit with HRM Queen Elisabeth as part of the convy to The Gothic and he was the Commander of the van Kinsbergen.
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