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Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Australia, 1887 Reg. No: NU 32594
Australia celebrates Queen Victoria Jubilee1887 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
The fiftieth anniversary of the ascension of Queen Victoria was celebrated with enthusiasm throughout the Empire. This gilt medal was one of many issued by local organistions to commemorate the occasion.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||31 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||11.42 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||celebrations, queen victoria golden jubilee 1887, royal anniversaries|
|Themes this item is part of:||Harry Stokes, Medal Artist (circa 1840-?), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Wannenmacher Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, George Henry Wannenmacher, Medal Collector (1865-1930)|
|Tertiary Classification:||royal jubilees|
|Series:||Australian Historical Medals|
|Obverse Description:||Head of Queen Victoria wearing veil and coronet facing left;
around, VICTORIA'S JUBILEE
|Reverse Description:||Within broad decorated rim Australian Arms with kangaroo and emu supporters;
above, AUSTRALIAN CELEBRATION
below, 21 JUNE 1887
|Issued By:||Australia, 1887|
|Mint:||Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887
The mint name 'STOKES & MARTIN' in the truncation of the Queen's neck instead of the normal H.S. for Harry Stokes. The piece seems to be cast rather than struck.
|Artist:||Harry Stokes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Initials not on truncation on this medal which looks cast.
|Person Depicted:||HM Queen Victoria|
|Previous Collection:||George Wannenmacher|
but seems cast and has "STOKES & MARTIN' on truncation instead of H.S.
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