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Medal - Establishment of the Commonwealth, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20903

Summary:
Australia
Medal To Commemorate Establishment of the Commonwealth 1901 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Gilt and enamelled medal on ribbon, issued to commemorate the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. It shows the Australian arms within a wreath of roses and thistles.
Description:
Within a gilt wreath of roses and thistles the Australian Arms enameled white and red; around highlighted by blue enamel, TO COMMEMORATE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH ; above, 1901 crown and flags suspended from blue ribbon.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 33 mm (Width), 94 mm (Length)
Weight: 17.13 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, royal exhibition building
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1901 AD
Obverse Description: Within wreath of roses and thistles the Australian Arms enameled white and red; around highlighted by blue enamel, .TO COMMEMORATE ESTABLISHMENT . OF THE COMMONWEALTH ; above, 1901 crown and flags
Reverse Description: Plain
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: TO COMMEMORATE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH 1901
Shape: Irregular
Material: Gilt and enamel
Issued By: Australia, 1901
References: Car.1901/38
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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