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Medal - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Shire of South Barwon, Victoria, Australia, 1897 Reg. No: NU 20435
- Australia Victoria Shire of South Barwon
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 South Barwon. The Shire of South Barwon was located on the south side of the Barwon River (now part of Geelong).
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||31 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||13.02 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||architecture, celebrations, queen victoria diamond jubilee 1897, royal anniversaries, town halls|
|Themes this item is part of:||George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Municipality of South Barwon, Victoria|
|Tertiary Classification:||royal jubilees|
|Series:||Australian Commemorative medal|
|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).
Die cracked, especially badly above QUEEN
|Reverse Description:||At centre within wide rim view of Shire Hall with fence and gate, above, SHIRE HALL; below, 1897;
around on broad rim, SHIRE OF SOUTH BARWON . E.W. GIBSON, PRESIDENT .
|Issued By:||Shire of South Barwon, Victoria, Australia, 1897|
|Mint:||Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897|
|Commissioned By:||Mr Edward Gibson - Shire of South Barwon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897|
|Person Depicted:||HM Queen Victoria|
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