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Medal - Federation of Australian Commonwealth, Victoria, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33080

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Federated Australia, 1901 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Cross shaped struck in white metal
Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the establishement of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. It pictures Lord Hopetoun, the first Governor-General of Australia.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.55 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, iconography
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, John Adrien Louis Hope, Governor of Victoria & Governor-General of Australia (1860-1908)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1901 AD
Obverse Description: At centre within broad rim a bust of Lord Hopetoun facing 3/4 left;
around, LORD HOPETOUN FIRST GOVERNOR-GENERAL;
around on broad rim, IN COMMEMORATION OF FEDERATED AUSTRALIA . 1 JAN. 1901
Reverse Description: Britannia seated left, under arch inscribed, UNITY IS STRENGTH; with a capping-stone inscribed FEDER/ATION/1901,on globe which depicts Australia, holds flaming staff in right hand and rests left of Union Jack Shield; around AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, on ribbon below, ADVANCE. The names of the States are given on the columns of the arch.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Coburg, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Person Depicted: Right Honourable John Hopetoun, 1901
References: Car. 1901/25

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