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Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Shire of St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32591

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Victoria Jubilee, Shire of St Arnaud 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. It was issued by the Shire of St Arnaud. In addition to naming Shire President Donald McArthur, it is unusual for this type of medal for also naming the councillors.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.17 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, queen victoria golden jubilee 1887, royal anniversaries
Themes this item is part of: Harry Stokes, Medal Artist (circa 1840-?), Municipality of Buloke, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Municipality of St Arnaud, 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;
Around, VICTORIA'S JUBILEE
Below, 1887. Inscription on truncation of Queen's neck: STOKES & MARTIN
Reverse Description: Below British arms with lion and unicorn supporters (in letters so small that they can not be easily read):
PRESIDENT / DONALD McARTHUR / COUNCILLORS / P. PHILLIPS. W. SHERWOOD VERNON / F.F. DANAHER. J. OCONNOR. C. LUCAS / M. MOLOIY. R. DONOMUS. C. BASSITT / W. MALDER / P.B. CARNS TREA / COLL. / G. WATSON M. CALLACHAN ROB. GORRIE / SEC. J.C. FARQUHARE / ENG.
Around, SHIRE OF ST. ARNAUD VICTORIA
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: St Arnaud Shire, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887

Named on truncation
Artist: Harry Stokes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887

'STOKES & MARTIN' on truncation.
Commissioned By: Shire of St. Arnaud, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Person Named: P. Phillips
References: Car. 1887/81

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