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Medal - Coronation of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Commemorative, Issued to School Children, Victoria, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33092

Summary:
Australia
Coronation of Edward VII, Commonwealth Celebrations 1902 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Awarded to: School Children in Victoria
Other Details: The coronation of Edward VII in 1902 prompted major celebrations in Australia. It was an opportunity for the new nation to reaffirm its pride at being a key member of the British Empire. Over 40 different medals were produced around Australia. This medal, for school children, was made in Melbourne by Stokes.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Weight includes ribbon. Height to top of loop, with ring and ribbon it is about 80 mm.

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Tagged with: celebrations, king edward vii coronation 1902, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), HM Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal coronations
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1902 AD
Obverse Description: At centre, within line circle conjoined busts of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; around, ALEXANDRA * CORONATION * EDWARD VII; below, 1902.
Struck on a shield shaped flan with a crown and loop at the top
Reverse Description: Above small rising sun emblem, EDWARD VII / KING AND EMPEROR / ACCESSION 22.1.1901 / CORONATION 26.6.1902 / _._ / GOD SAVE THE KING / AUSTRALIAN; around below; COMMONWEALTH CELEBRATIONS
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Crowned shield with conjoined busts in line sircle; around above, ALEXANDRA * CORONATION * EDWARD VII; below, 1902 / * (obverse)
Above small rising sun emblem, EDWARD VII / KING AND EMPEROR / ACCESSION 22.1.1901 / CORONATION 26.6.1902 / _._ / GOD SAVE THE KING / AUSTRALIAN; around below; COMMONWEALTH CELEBRATIONS(reverse)
Shape: Shield
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902
Person Depicted: King Edward VII, 1902
Person Depicted: HM Queen Alexandra
References: Car.1902/1
Bibliography:
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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