Medal - Coronation of King Edward VIII Commemorative, Australian Celebrations, Australia, 1937 Reg. No: NU 20500
Coronation, Edward VIII 1937 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: One of the medals produced to celebrate the coronation of Edward VIII in May 1937. The coronation never took place as Edward abdicated in order to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson in December 1936. The medals were never distributed.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||31 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||12.80 g (Weight)|
|Dimension Comment:||Height with loop extended 42 mm.|
|Tagged with:||king edward viii abdication 1936|
|Themes this item is part of:||HRH Edward VIII (1894-1972), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales|
|Tertiary Classification:||royal coronations|
|Series:||Australian Commemorative Medals|
|Obverse Description:||Crowned and robed bust of Edward VIII right; around, HIS MEJESTY KING EDWARD VIII|
|Reverse Description:||Australian shield below E VIII R and crown, around, within broad rim, AUSTRALIAN CELEBRATIONS;
around on broad rim, TO COMMEMORATE HIS MAJESTY'S CORONATION . MAY 27TH 1937
Crowned and robed bust of Edward VIII right; around, HIS MEJESTY KING EDWARD VIII (obverse)
Crowned ER over Australian Arms; around AUSTRALIAN CELEBRATIONS; around on wide rim, TO COMMEMORATE HIS MAJESTY'S CORONATION . MAY 27TH. 1937 . (reverse)
|Shape:||Round with loop|
|Mint:||Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1937
Stokes were operating from Albert Street Brunswick from 1935.
|Person Depicted:||King Edward VIII, 1937
Edward VII abdicated before the coronation which this medal was to commemorate.
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