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Medal - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Town of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1897 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20450

Australia Victoria Geelong
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, issued by the Town of Geelong, names the Honorable Sidney Austin as Mayor. Austin was a pastoral expert and progressive who was also an MLA for South-Western Province. He was Mayor of Geelong 1896-96 and MLC until 1904. He died in 1906.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.15 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, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Sidney Austin, Mayor, Town of Geelong, Victoria (1846-1906), 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 crosses).
Reverse Description: At centre within wide rim Royal Arms with lion and unicorn supporters; below, 1897
around on broad rim, TOWN OF GEELONG * THE HON. S. AUSTIN M.L.C., MAYOR *
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Commissioned By: Honourable Sidney Austin - Geelong Town Council, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
References: Car. 1897/69
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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