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Medal - Federation of Australian Commonwealth, Victoria, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20906

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Australia Federated, 1901 1901 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: The Federation of the colonies in 1901 to form the Commonwealth of Australia was an occasion for celebration and national pride. Numerous medals were produced, often to be worn at special Federation events.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Weight includes ribbon

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, iconography
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1901 AD
Obverse Description: At centre within wreath joined at base by shaking hands crowned Australian Arms supported by kangaroo and emu; around, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH . 1901 .
Reverse Description: Australia (or Brittania?) seated below arch holding sceptre and shield bearing Union Jack and Southern Cross, below a globe featuring Australia, below on scroll, ADVANCE; the arch inscribed with motto and Colonies, bee hive & scales
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: PLain (edge)
At centre within wreath joined at base by shaking hands crowned Australian Arms supported by kangaroo and emu; around, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH . 1901 . (obverse)
Australia seated below arch holding sceptre and shield bearing Union Jack and Southern Cross, below a globe featuring Australia, below on scroll, ADVANCE; the arch inscribed with motto and Colonies, bee hive & scales(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt Copper
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
References: Car.1901/23

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Billie from Clunes Posted on 24 Apr 2013 2:31 PM
I am a relic fossicker. I found one of these treasures in a paddock in Clunes, April 2013. So worn and lovely.

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