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Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Shire of Ripon, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32593

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Queen Victoria Jubilee, Shire of Ripon 1887 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: Queen Victoria's 50th jubilee in 1887 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. This medal was one of many issued by local governments to commemorate the occasion. This medal was issued by the Shire of Ripon, in north-central Victoria, settled during the gold rushes and later dependent on grazing, logging, wheat farming and grape vines. The medal names T.R. Oddie are Shire President.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.31 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: 31mm

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Tagged with: celebrations, dragons, queen victoria golden jubilee 1887, royal anniversaries, royalty british
Themes this item is part of: Harry Stokes, Medal Artist (circa 1840-?), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Municipality of Ripon, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria facing left, wearing veil and coronet;
Below, 1887. No inscription on truncation of Queen's neck.
Reverse Description: At centre within broad rim Shire Arms with dragon supporters, motto on ribbon below, FOY EST TOUT; below, 1863.
Around on broad rim, SHIRE OF RIPON * T. R. ODDIE PRESIDENT *
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Ripon Shire, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Artist: Harry Stokes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887

No mark on truncation
Commissioned By: Shire of Ripon, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Person Named: Mr Thomas Oddie - Shire of Ripon, Ripon Shire, Victoria, Australia, 1887

Named as Shire President on medal
References: Car. 1887/79

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