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Medal - Tir National, Leopold I, Belgium, 1858 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34547

Summary:
Medal issued to commemorate the establishment of the Tir National, a shooting complex of 20 hectares at Schaerbeek to replace the earlier 'National Targets'. Issued by Belgium in 1858, minted in Brussels.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 50 mm (Diameter)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1858 AD
Obverse Description: Head facing left; around, LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES
Reverse Description: Two soldiers shaking hands before an indoor shooting range; around below, TIR NATIONAL INSTITUE EN 1858
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Leopold I, Belgium, 1858
Artist: Jean Dargent, Belgium, 1858

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