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Medal - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Shire of Charlton, Victoria, Australia, 1897 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20455

Australia, Shire of Charlton
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal issued by the Shire of Charlton to commemorate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897. The jubilee was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. It prompted many Australian local governments to issue commemorative medals. Charlton is located the north-west Victoria, 254 km north west of Melbourne. The first European settlers established 'Charlton' station in 1848, straddling the Avoca River. In 1863 an inn was erected, and fours years later a bridge was built across the Avoca River, facilitating the spread of the settlement to both sides of the riverbank. In the 1870s the large holdings were opened to selectors who established grain-growing. Two flour mills were consequently built in the 1870s. The Shire of Charlton was established on 28 May 1895, only two years before it issued this medal.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.58 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Weight includes ribbon

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Tagged with: agriculture, celebrations, queen victoria diamond jubilee 1897, royal anniversaries
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Charlton, Victoria, Municipality of Buloke, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), 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: Conjoined head of Victoria of 1837 and veiled bust of Victoria of 1897; around, QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH. YEAR OF REIGN * 1837 TO 1897 *
Reverse Description: At centre within broad rim Arms of Charlton featuring farmer with pick and plough, grapes, cattle and sheep, below, SHIRE OF CHARLTON;
around on broad rim; C.A. FOREMAN PRESIDENT * E.F. GILCHRIST, SEC *
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Shire of Charlton, Charlton Shire, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Commissioned By: Shire of Charlton, Charlton Shire, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Person Named: Mr. Eneas Gilchrist - Charlton Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, 1897

Named as Mayor on medal
Person Named: Mr. C. Foreman - Charlton Shire Council, Charlton Shire, Victoria, Australia, 1897

Named on medal
References: Car. 1897/20

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