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Medal - Anniversary, Monster Clothing Co, Victoria, Australia, 1878 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33490

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
1878 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: This is a small advertising medal made by the Monster Clothing Store of Bourke Street, Melbourne to celebrate their 21st year in business and to promote the sale of their boys and youths' clothing. An advertisement in the Alexandra and Yea Standard, 17 September 1886, states that Monster Clothing Company is an 'Emporium of the Metropolis for men's, boys' and youth's clothing. Ready made or to order. Shirts, hats, hosiery, etc. Patterns & measurements guide sent on application post free. Our travelling representative, Mr. G.H. Cutteng, will be round each season.'
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 27 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.25 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: retailing, shops
Themes this item is part of: Monster Clothing Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: commerce & retailing
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1878 AD
Obverse Description: View of shop front with arched window above door inscribed, MONSTER CLOTHING / 21 / CLOTHING; at sides, BOURKE ST. MELBOURNE
Reverse Description: * TWENTY FIRST ANNIVERSARY * / ESTABLISHED / FOR THE / SALE OF / BOYS / & / YOUTHS / CLOTHING / 1878
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
View of shop front with arched window above door inscribed, MONSTER CLOTHING / 21 / CLOTHING; at sides, BOURKE ST. MELBOURNE (obverse)
* TWENTY FIRST ANNIVERSARY * / ESTABLISHED / FOR THE / SALE OF / BOYS / & / YOUTHS / CLOTHING / 1878 (reverse)
Shape: Round with hole
Material: Copper Nickel
Issued By: Monster Clothing Company, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1878
References: Car.1878/2

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