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Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Shire of Prahran, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20420

Shire of Prahran, medal for Queen Victoria's Jubilee, 1887 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
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. Prahran was originally surveyed for farm allotments, with land sales in 1840 and 1849-50. During the 1870s the Prahran municipality's population had grown by 50%. By 1879 a rail line from Melbourne to Gippsland also traversed Prahran, and cable trams began to run in Toorak Road and Chapel Street the year after this medal was issued.
Previous Collections: Wannanmacher
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimension Comment: 33x37mm. Cross shaped with loop for wearing at top. Weight includes ribbons (purple, red and stained/faded sky blue attached to loop

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Tagged with: celebrations, queen victoria golden jubilee 1887, royal anniversaries
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: At centre within a wreath, head of Queen Victoria facing left, Veiled;
on arms of cross, top, JUBILEE, bottom, 1887
left, BORN 1819; right, ASCD. 1837
Reverse Description: Around centre, PRESENTED BY THE MAYOR OF PRAHRAN
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: cross
Material: Copper
Issued By: Prahran, Victoria, Australia
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Previous Collection: Wannanmacher
References: Car. 1887/13

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