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Medal - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Shire of Kyneton, Victoria, Australia, 1897 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20447

Australia Victoria Shire of Kyneton
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 medal was issued by the Shire of Kyneton, located in Victoria's central highlands. The town grew significantly during the gold rush, providing food and shelter for prospectors en route to the goldfields of Clunes, Castlemaine and Bendigo. Kyneton was proclaimed a municipality in 1857. The rail link from Melbourne arrived in 1862, further boosting the fortunes of the town. The Shire of Kyneton was proclaimed a shire on 18 January 1865.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.16 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: 31mm

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Tagged with: celebrations, mining, queen victoria diamond jubilee 1897, royal anniversaries
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Kyneton, 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: Jugate busts, young & old Queen Victoria; around, QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH YEAR OF REIGN * 1837 TO 1897 * (stops on either side of date in form of stars).
Reverse Description: At centre within wide rim Royal Arms with lion and unicorn supporters above two shields featuring ploughs in front of wheast sheaf, sheep, steam train and mining tools, below on ribbon the motto, NON NOBIS SOLUM
around on broad rim, SHIRE OF KYENTON * VICTORIA, ESTD. 1865 *
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Shire of Kyneton, Kyneton Shire, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Commissioned By: Shire of Kyneton, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
References: Car. 1897/59

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