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Medal - International Exhibition London, Victoria, Australia, 1862 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18367

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Intercolonial Exhibition medal 1862 (AD)
Other Details: This is a thin one-sided medal or pressing of an official seal for the 1862 International Exhibition, London, by the artist Charles Summers. It depicts the personification of the colony of Victoria as a classical goddess holding aloft a torch. The history of this piece is unclear. It probably relates to the Victorian entries in the London International Exhibition of 1862. The 1873 International Exhibition was held in London 14 April - 31 October 1873. It was preceeded by a Victorian Exhibiton held in Melbourne 6 November 1872 - 8 January 1873. Vienna also hosted an international exhibition from 1 May - 1 November 1873.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 100 mm (Width), 100 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Width = diameter

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Tagged with: exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Charles Summers, Medal Maker (1827-1878), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: exhibitions
Series: Exhibition
DateEra: 1862 AD
Obverse Description: Colony of Victoria as Greek Muse standing left wearing laurel wreath holding torch aloft; around, : INTER . EXHIB.: VICT. : 1862 : LAETA in exergue in tiny letters, SUMMERS DES ARNOLDI SC
Reverse Description: Plain with paper glued over
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Colony of Victoria as Greek Muse standing left wearing laurel wreath holding torch aloft; around, : INTER . EXHIB.: VICT. : 1862 : LAETA in exergue in tiny letters, SUMMERS DES ARNOLDI SC (obverse)
Plain with paper glued over (reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Artist: Charles Summers
Artist: C Arnoldi

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