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Medal - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1897 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20431

Australia Victoria
United Sunday Schools Demonstration 1897
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
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 Bible on the reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.22 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: 31mm

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Tagged with: celebrations, queen victoria diamond jubilee 1897, religions, royal anniversaries, sunday schools
Themes this item is part of: 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, open Bible with HOLY BIBLE at top of displayed pages; above, rising sun; below, 1897 ALL SET WITHIN DIAMOND OF DOTS;
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Victoria, Australia, 1897
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
References: Car. 1897/71

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