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Medal - Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy Prize, Australia, circa 1935 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20929

Summary:
Australia
Australasian Institute of Mining And Metallurgy Medal Prize c. 1935 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Awarded to: Not issued
Other Details: Artistically, this is one of the most striking Australian prize medals of the first half of the 20th Century. It can be dated as much by its style as by reference to dates on awarded examples, which are from the mid 1930s.
Description:
An unissued bronze prize medal (63 mm diameter) featuring a young naked male miner crouching right on anvil holding pick and lump of ore; around, * AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE OF *; below, MINING / & / METALLURGY Tiny letters PM on anvil and STOKES MELB. either side of & together with crossed hammer and pick axe at top of wreath and above cross shaped shiend; space for inscribing name of recipient and date awarded around on ribbons
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 5 mm (Height), 64 mm (Width), 64 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: metallurgy, mining
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: mining awards
Series: Australian Research Medals
DateEra: circa 1935 AD
Obverse Description: Young naked male miner crouching right on anvil holding pick and lump of ore; around, * AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE OF *; below, MINING / & / METALLURGY Tiny letters PM on anvil and STOKES MELB. either side of &
Reverse Description: Crossed hammer and pick axe at top of wreath and above cross shaped shiend; space for inscribing name of recipient and date awarded around on ribbons
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: * AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE OF * MINING / & / METALLURGY Tiny letters PM on anvil and STOKES MELB. either side of &
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Australia, 1935 or later
Mint: Stokes & Sons, 1935

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