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Medal - Australian Centenary of Settlement, Victoria, Australia, 1888 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16452

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Australian Centenary Gold Medal 1888 (AD)
Mint: Amor
Awarded to: Loch, Henry Brougham (Sir)
Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the centenary of British settlement on the East coast of Australia on 26 January 1788. It incorporates the badge and motto of the colony of New South Wales, 'Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites' (recently risen, how brightly you shine). Medals made to commemorate the centenary were struck by the Sydney firm W.J. Amor in gold, silver and bronze and were awarded to 'prominent citizens and Shire Councils'.
Description:
A gold medal featuring Britannia seated right holding shield and trident; above, AUSTRALIA in exergue, G R / JANUARY 26 1788 and the Badge of New South wales within wreath of native flora; below, 1888; around, ORTA REGENS QUAM PURA NITES [Recently risen how brightly thou shinest] In tiny lettering AMOR.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 107.795 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian centenary of federation 2001, australian native flowers, iconography
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales, W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales, Henry Brougham Loch, Governor of Victoria (1827-1900)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: centenary of australia
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1888 AD
Obverse Description: Britannia seated right holding shield and trident; above, AUSTRALIA in exergue, G R / JANUARY 26 1788
Reverse Description: Badge of New South wales within wreath of native flora; below, 1888; around, ORTA REGENS QUAM PURA NITES [Recently risen how brightly thou shinest] In tiny lettering AMOR
Inscriptions: Obverse: AUSTRALIA G R / JANUARY 26 1788
Reverse : 1888, ORTA REGENS QUAM PURA NITES [Recently risen how brightly thou shinest]
In tiny lettering the maker's name, AMOR
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888
Mint: Amor (Mint)
Artist: W. Amor, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1888
Awarded To: Sir Henry Loch, 1888
References: Car.1888/1 No. 1 on his list

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