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Medal - Abolition of Octroi Duties, Leopold I, Belgium, 1860 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34540

Summary:
Medal commemorating the Abolition of Octroi Duties by Leopold I, Belgium in 1860. Octroi duties are a local tax collected on various articles brought into a district for consumption.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 74 mm (Diameter)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: governance
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1860 AD
Obverse Description: Head left; around, LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES
Reverse Description: Mercury standing with arms spread leading a winged chariot with Industry and Agriculture seated; around above, ABOLITION DES OCTROIS; below, LOI DU 18 JUIL. 1860 etc.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Leopold I, Belgium, 1860
Artist: Jacques Weiner
Artist: Leopold Weiner

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