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Medal - Royal Visit of Prince Alfred to Australia, Victoria, Australia, 1867 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20223

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Visit of Duke of Edinburgh 1867 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Victoria's second son, was Australia's first royal visitor. Arriving in 1867, he stayed for six months. This medal was the first of four versions issued. During his visit to Sydney there was an attempted assassination of the Duke, who received a bullet wound to the back.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 28.03 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: royal visits
Themes this item is part of: HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal visits
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1867 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of Duke in military uniform facing left; around on raised border; THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH MEDAL
below bust in tiny letters the makers name; STOKES & MARTIN
Reverse Description: On the sides of a triangle set on a 12 point star; LOVE PURITY & FIDELITY;; withing the triangle a radiate six point star
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: White metal
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Person Depicted: HRH Prince Alfred Duke of Edinburgh & Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
References: Car. T/3
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Brian McKinlay, The First Royal Tour 1867-1868, Rigby Ltd., Adelaide, 1970
  2. [Article] Faringdon-Davis, Gillian. 1988. The Monarchy and its Part in Australia's Maturity. Australian Numismatist. 68-83.

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