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Medal - Victorian Industrial Exhibition Prize, Victoria Industrial Society, Victoria, Australia, 1856 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20930

Summary:
Other Details: This silver prize medal was awarded at the Victorian Industrial Exhibition of 1856 to John Jones for 'the best case of artificial limbs'. A previous Victorian Industrial Exhibition had been held in Geelong 29 - 30 January 1851. Livestock, agriculture and wines were exhibited and prizes were awarded. The Victoria Industrial Society exhibitions were well-received and became an annual event. The 1856 exhibition boasted displays of manufactures, produce, machinery and fine arts. It was opened by His Excellency, Sir Henry Barkly on 11 February.
Description:
On central medallion within wide looped wreath symbols of Agriculture including sheep, wheat, bee hive, grapes and plough in exergue, H.DE.G. (?). The reverse engraved AWARDED / TO / Mr. John Jones / for the best Case of / ARTIFICIAL / LIMBS / November / 1856; around, VICTORIA INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 64 mm (Height), 52 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: artificial limbs, exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Victoria Industrial Society
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: exhibition prizes
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1856 AD
Obverse Description: On central medallion within wide looped wreath symbols of Agriculture including sheep, wheat, bee hive, grapes and plough in exergue, H.DE.G. (?)
Reverse Description: Engraved inscription: AWARDED / TO / Mr. John Jones / for the best Case of / ARTIFICIAL / LIMBS / November / 1856; around, VICTORIA INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY.
Inscriptions: H.DE.G. (?) (obverse)
Engraved inscription: AWARDED / TO / Mr. John Jones / for the best Case of / ARTIFICIAL / LIMBS / November / 1856; around, VICTORIA INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY.(reverse)
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Silver
Issued By: Victoria Industrial Society, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1856
Awarded To: John Jones, 1856

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