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Medal - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Shire of East Loddon, Victoria, Australia, 1897 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20467

Australia Victoria Shire of East Loddon
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. It prompted many Australian local governments to issue commemorative medals. The Shire of East Lodden, in the County of Bendigo, was no exception. In 1843 the East Loddon area was tied up in large holdings used for the grazing of sheep, but the Victorian Land Act of 1862 saw the holdings broken up and replaced by wheat farming. Centres of trade and business began to develop in the area, which benefited from through traffic since it was located on a major stock route connecting the Riverina of New South Wales, the Western District of Victoria and the markets of southern Victoria. Serpentine became the administrative centre of the East Loddon Shire, proclaimed on 28 July 1871. In 1995 it became part of the new Loddon Shire Council.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.29 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: architecture, celebrations, queen victoria diamond jubilee 1897, royal anniversaries, town halls, mccrea
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of East Loddon, Victoria, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Commemorative medal
DateEra: 1897 AD
Obverse Description: Jugate busts, young & old Queen Victoria; around, QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH YEAR OF REIGN * 1837 TO 1897 * (stops on either side of date in form of stars). Mint name, STOKES & SONS in tiny letters on rim below date.
Reverse Description: At centre within wide rim front view of Shire Hall with fence and gate; above, SERPENTINE, in exergue, S.C. JONES, SECY.
around on broad rim, SHIRE OF EAST LODDON + J.B. McCREA, PRESIDENT +
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Shire of East Loddon, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Commissioned By: Shire of East Loddon, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Person Named: Mr. John McCrea - Shire of East Loddon, East Loddon Shire, Victoria, Australia, 1897

Shire President in 1897
Person Named: Mr. Steven Jones - Shire of East Loddon, East Loddon Shire, Victoria, Australia, 1897
References: Car. 1897/54
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.


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