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Medal - Jubilee of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Victoria, Australia, 1886 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18987

Summary:
Australia
Jubilee of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in South Australia1886 (AD)
Mint: A.W. Dobbie, Adelaide
Other Details: In 1886 the Wesleyan Methodist Church celebrated the fiftieth jubilee of the establishment of the Wesleyan Methodist Association in Britain. The Association was one of several off-shoots of the Methodist Church, which had been established by John Wesley from the 1730s. Methodism stressed evangelism and a closer association with God. The focus on fiftieth anniversaries by the church originated in Leviticus 25:10: 'And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you...'. In 1902 the various off-shoots of Methodism in Australia united to form the Methodist Church of Australasia. In 1977 the church became part of the Uniting Church. The Wesleyan Methodist Church which exists in Australia today is actually a branch of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of America, introduced to Australia during World War II. This medal was inscribed 'A.W. Dobbie' in some versions, the maker of the medal. A.W. Dobbie & Co. Ltd were brass founders, electro platers and church furniture makers based in Pirie Street, Adelaide and importers of sewing machines, pianos and organs based in Gawler Place, Adelaide. Alexander William Dobbie (1843-1912) was a keen businessman, traveller, photographer, telescope and phonograph maker, JP and honorary magistrate.
Description:
A white metal medal (31 mm diameter) featuring a portrait of Wesley
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.98 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: religions
Themes this item is part of: A.W. Dobbie & Co. Ltd, Brass Manufacturers & Furniture Makers, East Adelaide, South Australia, John Wesley, Minister (1703-1791), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Australia
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: religions
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1886 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of John Wesley facing right
Artist's initials in tiny letters behind bust, F.R. (? Carlisle reads last letter as "I")
Reverse Description: legend within trefoil; JUBILEE / OF THE / WESLEYAN / METHODIST / CHURCH / SOUTH / AUSTRALIA / 1886
small floral deorations at each point of trefoil
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Reverse: JUBILEE / OF THE / WESLEYAN / METHODIST / CHURCH / SOUTH / AUSTRALIA / 1886
Shape: round
Material: White metal
Issued By: Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Mr. A. Dobbie - A.W. Dobbie & Co. Ltd, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1886

This is a cast medal.
Person Depicted: Reverend John Wesley, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Organisation Named: Wesleyan Methodist Church, Australia
References: Car. 1886/3

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