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Medal - Sir William Clarke, DGM Masonic Medal, Victoria, Australia, 1884 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20869

Summary:
Australia
Sir William Clarke, Installation as DGM (Deputy Grand Master?) of Victoria 1884 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Freemasons were amongst the first free settlers in Victoria. The first Lodge meeting was held in Victoria in 1839. Initially Lodges worked under the separate constitutions of the Grand Lodges of England, Scotland and Ireland, but five years after this medal was minted, in 1889, the United Grand Lodge of Victoria brought the Lodges together.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 28.87 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: freemasons
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, United Grand Lodge of Victoria, William J. Clarke, Farmer (1831-1897)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: masonic societies
Series: Australian Historical Medals
DateEra: 1884 AD
Obverse Description: At centre a voided five pointed star (Solomon's Seal) and series of ribbons; around, INSTALLATION OF SIR W.J.CLARKE AS D.G.M. OF VICTORIA; on arms of star, MARS XXVI / A.D. MDCCCLXXXIV / VDC C LX IV;
on ribbons, ENGLAND / IRELAND / SCOTLAND
Reverse Description: Plain
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: Grand Lodges of England, Scotland and Ireland, Victorian Branch, Victoria, Australia, 1884
Person Commemorated: Sir William Clarke
Commissioned By: United Grand Lodge of Victoria

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