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Medal - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, City of Fitzroy, Australia, 1897 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20438

Summary:
Australia Victoria Fitzroy
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. It prompted many Australian local governments to issue commemorative medals. This gilt medal features busts of the young and old Queen Victoria on the obverse and a coat of arms on the reverse. It was issued by the City of Fitzroy and names Alexander Renfrew as Mayor. He was elected Mayor in 1895, 1896 and 1897, retiring in August 1898. His address was listed as Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Interestingly, Fitzroy did not formally become a City until 1913.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.09 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: 31mm

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Tagged with: celebrations, queen victoria diamond jubilee 1897, royal anniversaries
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Fitzroy, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions 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 *;
on the edge flat below the date, the mint name, STOKES & SONS
Reverse Description: At centre within broad rim arms supported by lion and greyhound below small Royal Arms; the shield of the main arms has a diagonal line through it from bottom left to top right; the motto on the ribbon seems to be poorle entered, it reads, ET DECUS ET PRETIIM REGT. Around edge: CITY OF FITZROY / ALEXR. RENFREW, MAYOR.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Commissioned By: Town of Fitzroy, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Person Named: Mr. Alexander Renfrew - Fitzroy Council, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 1897

Named as Mayor on medal
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria, Victoria, Australia
References: Car. 1897/22

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