Medal - Visit of the British Naval Squadron, Victoria, Australia, 1924 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33123

Australia Victoria
Visit of the British Naval Squadron, 1924 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Other Details: Gilt medal issued to commemorate the visit of the British Naval Squadron in 1924. It features a British sailor standing before a ship's cannon with a cutlass.
A circular gilt medal with loop at top (31 mm diameter) featuring a British sailor standing before a ship's cannon resting the tip of a cutlasss held in his left hand on the deck and pointing with his left arm.; to his left standa a Bull Dog.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.03 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Height with loop 36 mm

More information

Tagged with: british fleet visit to melbourne 1924, international relations
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1924 AD
Obverse Description: Head of King George V left; around, FOR KING AND COUNTRY
Reverse Description: Bare footed sailor on deck with bull dog before cannon holding cutlass and pointing to fleet of four ships in background; around, AUSTRALIA WELCOMES THE BRITISH NAVAL SQUADRON 1924 .
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: FOR KING AND COUNTRY
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes (Mint)
Person Depicted: HM King George V
References: Car.1924/2

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