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Medal - Naples International Exhibition of Maritime Industry, Italy, 1871 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 22434

Summary:
Italy Naples
Medal - Naples International Exhibition of Maritime Industry 1871 AD
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Mueller, Ferdinand von
Other Details: Naples International Exhibition of Maritime Industry medal, awarded to Ferdinand von Mueller in 1874. Mueller was the Victorian Government Botanist from 1852 until 1884, and the Director of the Botanical Gardens from 1857 to 1873. He was arguably Australia's most prominent 19th century scientist. The medal depicts King Emmanuel II, the first king (1861-1878) of united Italy and last king of Piedmont-Sardinia (1849-1861).
Description:
A silver prize medal (42 mm) diameter awarded to Baron Ferdinand von Mueller
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 43 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 37.33 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Botanist & Explorer (1825-1896)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: exhibitions
Series: Italian Prize Medals
DateEra: 1871 AD
Obverse Description: Head of King Victor Emmanuel II with long beard; around, VITTORIO EMANUELE II D'ITALIA *
Reverse Description: Around decorative images of the sea - including a lighthouse, shipwreck, anchor, fish etc, ESPOSIZIONE INTERNAZIONALE D'INDUSTRIE MARITIME IN NAPOLI 1871 , at centre A / VON MUELLER / BAR. F.
in tiny letters, L. ARNAUD F.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: VITTORIO EMANUELE II D'ITALIA *
Reverse: ESPOSIZIONE INTERNAZIONALE D'INDUSTRIE MARITIME IN NAPOLI 1871 a VON MUELLER BAR. F.
in tiny letters, L. ARNAUD F.
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Naples, Campania, Italy, 1871
Awarded To: Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1871
Person Depicted: Victor Emmanuel II
References: A certificate for a Silver Medal is at the Melbourne Botanic Garden. - Prof. R. W. Home 12 Dec 2005

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