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Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, City of Fitzroy Carnival, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20403

Summary:
Australia
Fitzroy Children carnival 1887
Medal distributed by the mayor, G.C. Clauscen
Medal by Altmann, E.A.
Other Details: In 1887 a chilrden's carnival was held in Fitzroy to celebrate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria. This medal was produced in honor of that occasion and distributed by the Mayor of Fitzroy, George C. Clauscen. Clauscen was Mayor in 1886-87; he also served as a councillor in Northcoate. He ran a chain of furniture stores in the district. Clauscen Street, Fitzroy, is named in his honour.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 10.91 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, queen victoria golden jubilee 1887, royal anniversaries
Themes this item is part of: George Clauscen, Furniture Retailer & Mayor, City of Fitzroy, Victoria (circa 1830-?), Municipality of Fitzroy, Victoria, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Ernst August Altmann, Jeweller & Engraver (circa 1850-1920)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Historical Medals
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria left, wearing vein and coronet; around, IN COMMEMORATION OF CHILDRE[N'S] CARNIVAL IN HONOUR OF THE; above head, QUEEN'S; below, JUBILEE / 1887
In tiny letters below the head the artists initials, E.A.A.
Reverse Description: Between scrolls in three lines, PRESENTED BY / G.C.CLAUSCEN / MAYOR OF FITZROY
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Australia
Artist: Ernst Altmann, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Distributor: Mr. George Clauscen - Fitzroy Council, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria, London, England, Great Britain, 1887
Organisation Named: Town of Fitzroy
References: Car. 1887/10

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