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Medal - Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Practice with Science, Australia, 1870 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 22429

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Medal - Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Practice with Science 1870 (AD)
Mint: Hardy Brothers, London
Awarded to: Mueller, Ferdinand von
Other Details: This bronze medal was awarded to Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, director of the Botanical Gardens and Victorian Government Botanist, by the Agricultural Society of New South Wales in 1870. Mueller exchanged plant specimens with botanic gardens and museums around the world, and described thousands of Australian species.
Description:
A bronze prize medal (89 mm diameter) featuring New South Wales, standing facing, holding a lit torch and a Victor's wreath, around her four children representing the four seasons harvest wheat, carry grapes and tend sheep; below on three panels art, agriculture and industry are represented.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 89 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: weight > 100 g

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Tagged with: exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Hardy Brothers Mint, New South Wales, Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Botanist & Explorer (1825-1896)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: agriculture
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: 1870 AD
Obverse Description: New South Wales, standing facing, holding a lit torch and a Victor's wreath, around her four children harvest wheat, carry grapes and; below on three panels art, agriculture and industry are representeed. tend sheep; around above, AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES in small letter below HARDY BROTHERS LONDON & SYDNEY
Reverse Description: Around above an olive wreath, PRACTICE WITH SCIENCE; within wreath, AWARDED / TO / DR. VON MUELLER / COLLECTION OF PLANTS. / SECTION XI / CLASS ; below wreath 1870
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES in small letter below HARDY BROTHERS LONDON & SYDNEY
Reverse: PRACTICE WITH SCIENCE AWARDED TO DR. VON MUELLER COLLECTION OF PLANTS SECTION XI CLASS 1870
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Hardy Brothers (Mint), 1870
Awarded To: Baron Ferdinand von Mueller

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