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Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Shire of Hampden, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20406

Shire of Hampden
Queen Victoria Jubilee 1887 (AD) medal
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: Queen Victoria's 50th jubilee in 1887 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. This medal was one of many issued by local governments to commemorate the occasion. It was issued by the Shire of Hampden. The Shire of Hampden was centered on Port Campbell, on the west coast of Victoria, with a narrow strip of land northward including Camperdown, Lismore, Cobden, Shipton and Darlington. The Shire of Hampden was proclaimed on 31 December 1863.
Previous Collections: McArthur
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.13 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, queen victoria golden jubilee 1887, royal anniversaries
Themes this item is part of: Harry Stokes, Medal Artist (circa 1840-?), Municipality of Hampden, 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, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria facing left, wearing veil and coronet;
Below, 1887. No inscription on truncation of Queen's neck.
Reverse Description: Shire Arms, around on wide rim, SHIRE OF HAMPDEN * DEO ET REGE *
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Hampden Shire, Victoria, Australia, 1887

Chitty gives Hampton Shire (p.107), but medal and reads 'SHIRE OF HAMPDEN'.
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Artist: Harry Stokes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887

No mark on truncation
Commissioned By: Shire of Hampden, Hampton, Victoria, Australia, 1887

Chitty gives Hampton Shire (p.107), but medal and reads 'SHIRE OF HAMPDEN'.
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: Car. 1887/77
  1. [Book], R. McAlpine, The Shire of Hampden, 1863-1963, 1963

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