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Medal - Coronation of King George V & Queen Mary Commemorative, Australia, 1911 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20257

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Coronation, 1911 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Other Details: This commemorative medal was distributed to Victorian school children to celebrate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. George ascended the throne on his father's death on 9 May 1910. During his reign, which spanned World War I, the royal house abandoned the title the house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (or the house of Hanover or Brunswick) and became known as the house of Windsor. George died in 1936, and was succeeded briefly by Edward VIII.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Height), 31 mm (Width), 31 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: 36 mm height to top of loop

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Tagged with: celebrations, king george v coronation 1911, royal coronations
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953), 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: 1911 AD
Obverse Description: Conjoined busts crowned left; around, KING GEORGE V QUEEN MARY
Reverse Description: Arms of the State of Victoria; around, TO COMMEMORATE THEIR MAJESTIES' CORONATION . JUNE 22. 1911 .
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Conjoined busts crowned left; around, KING GEORGE V QUEEN MARY (obverse)
Arms of the State of Victoria; around, TO COMMEMORATE THEIR MAJESTIES' CORONATION . JUNE 22. 1911 . (reverse)
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1911

Mint name STOKES on truncation of King's bust
Person Depicted: HM Queen Mary
Person Depicted: King George V
References: Car.1911/22

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