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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Specimen, Shire of Camberwell & Boroondara, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20241

Australia Victoria Camberwell & Boroondara
Coronation of Edward VII medal 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Proof-like specimen strike, not holed
Other Details: The coronation of Edward VII in 1902 prompted major celebrations in Australia. It was an opportunity for the new nation to reaffirm its pride at being a key member of the British Empire. Over 40 different medals were produced around Australia. This medal was issued by the Shire of Camberwell & Boroondara, and names William George Mc Beath as Shire President. McBeath was a councillor for the Shire of Camberwell & Boroondara and later the Camberwell City Council 1890 - 1917, and was four times elected president or mayor. He was also a prominent businessman and closely involved in the National Party. The Shire of Camberwell & Boroondara, a middle class suburb 9km east of Melbourne, was formed the year this medal was issued. It had previously been the Shire of Boorondara. The Shire of Camberwell & Boorondara only existed until 1912, when it became the City of Camberwell.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Weight: 8.61 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, coat of arms city of camberwell, king edward vii coronation 1902, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: HM Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Municipality of Camberwell & Boroondara, Victoria, HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), William George McBeath, Politican (1865-1931), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal coronations
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1902 AD
Obverse Description: At centre, within line circle conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; around, EDWARD VII AND ALEXANDRA 0; below, CROWNED 26 JUNE / 1902.
Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top
Reverse Description: Within garter, two crossed shields featuring plough and sheaf, bee-hives, grape vines and crossed spade & pick;
below, 1902
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: shield
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Commissioned By: Shire of Camberwell & Boroondara, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Person Named: Mr William McBeath - Shire of Camberwell & Boroondara, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia, 1902

Named as Shire President on medal
Person Depicted: King Edward VII
Person Depicted: HM Queen Alexandra
References: Car. 1902/28
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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