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Medal - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, City of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1897 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20432

Summary:
Australia Victoria City of Ballarat
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. This copper medal was issued by the City of Ballarat, and names Alexander Bell as Mayor. Ballarat was proclaimed a town in 1852. It was a municipality by 1855, a borough by 1863 and a city in 1870.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.18 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: architecture, celebrations, queen victoria diamond jubilee 1897, royal anniversaries, town halls
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Municipality of Ballarat, Victoria, Municipality of Ballarat, Victoria, 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: Conjoined head of Victoria of 1837 and veiled bust of Victoria of 1897; around, QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH. YEAR OF REIGN * 1837 TO 1897 *
Reverse Description: At centre within a broad rim a view of the Ballarat Town Hall; above, TOWN HALL; below, 1897
around on broad rim, * CITY OF BALLARAT * ALEXANDER BELL, MAYOR
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: City of Ballarat, Australia
Mint: Mr. Alexander Bell - Ballarat City Council, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Commissioned By: Stokes & Sons, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Organisation Named: City of Ballarat, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia, 1897

Named as Mayor on medal
References: Car. 1897/21

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