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Medal - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Town of Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, 1897 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20471

Summary:
Australia Victoria Warrnambool
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 medal was issued by the Town of Warrnambool, and names W.J. Hickford as Mayor. Hickford was Mayor from 1895 to 1897. Warrnambool became a Town in 1883, and in the last decade of the twentieth century, when this medal was issued, it finally was connected by rail and the Merri River Water Supply Scheme at last provided a reliable water supply. Warrnambool became a City in 1918.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.55 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: 31mm

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Tagged with: celebrations, queen victoria diamond jubilee 1897, royal anniversaries
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Municipality of Warrnambool, Victoria, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Numismatics & Philately Collection
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 dots).
Mint name, STOKES & SONS in tiny letters on rim below date.
Reverse Description: At centre within wide rim Royal Arms with lion and unicorn supporters above scenes: left sailing ship; right, wheat sheaf and rising sun
around on broad rim, * TOWN OF WARRNAMBOOL * W.J. HICKFORD, MAYOR
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Commissioned By: Mr W. Hickford - Town of Warrnambool, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Organisation Named: Town of Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, 1897
References: Car. 1897/70
Bibliography:
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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