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Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, City of Richmond Fete, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32492

Summary:
Australia
City of Richmond Children's Fete for Jubillee1887 (AD)
Medal presented by the mayor, G. H. Bennett depicting the Richmond Town Hall
The work of E.A. Altmann
Other Details: The fiftieth anniversary of the ascension of Queen Victoria was celebrated with enthusiasm throughout the Empire. This medal was one of many issued by local governments and organisations to commemorate the occasion. The City of Richmond held a children's fete as part of the festivities.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.89 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: 32mm

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Tagged with: architecture, celebrations, queen victoria golden jubilee 1887, royal anniversaries, town halls
Themes this item is part of: George Henry Bennett, Councillor, Richmond, Victoria (1850-1908), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Historical Medals
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria veiled left;
around, TO COMMEMORATE QUE[E]N VICTORIA'S JUBILEE . 1887 .
Reverse Description: Within a beaded circle, view of Richmond Town Hall; below, C.H. BENNETT / MAYOR;
around above, * CITY OF RICHMOND *; below, CHILDREN'S FETE
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia, 1887
Distributor: George Bennett - Richmond City Council, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain, 1887
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Organisation Named: City of Richmond
References: Car. 1887/19

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