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Medal - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, City of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897 Reg. No: NU 32599
- Australia Victoria Melbourne
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, City of Melbourne 1897 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. It prompted many Australian local governments to issue commemorative medals. This gilded bronze medal was issued by the City of Melbourne and names W. Strong as Mayor. William Strong was a local politician was served on the Melbourne City Council in the late 19th century. He represented Victoria Ward. Strong was elected Mayor in 1986 and served in that position for one year. Melbourne at that time had a population of 68,749 in an area of 6,000 acres.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||31 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||12.95 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||architecture, celebrations, queen victoria diamond jubilee 1897, royal anniversaries, town halls, obverse|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Wannenmacher Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Municipality of Melbourne, Victoria|
|Tertiary Classification:||royal jubilees|
|Series:||Australian Commemorative medal|
|Obverse Description:||Jugate busts, young & old Queen Victoria; around, QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH YEAR OF REIGN * 1837 TO 1897 * (stops on either side of date in form of stars).
Mint name, STOKES & SONS in tiny letters on rim below date.
|Reverse Description:||At centre within wide rim view of Melbourne Town Hall, above, CITY OF MELBOURNE; below, W. STRONG / MAYOR; around on broad rim, THE QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION * 1897 *|
|Issued By:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897|
|Mint:||Stokes & Sons, Victoria, Australia, 1897|
|Commissioned By:||City of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897|
|Person Depicted:||HM Queen Victoria|
|Person Named:||Honourable William Strong - City of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Named as Mayor on medal