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Medal - Jubilee of 'Larpent' Anchoring in Corio Bay, James Oddie, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1899 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20890

Australia Victoria Geelong
Jubilee of "Larpent" anchoring in Corio Bay 1899 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal issued in 1899 to mark the fiftieth jubilee of the 'Larpent' anchoring in Corio Bay on 28 June 1849. It was commissioned by a passenger on that voyage, James Oddie, who later became a successful Ballarat businessman and politician.
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.85 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: James Oddie, Member of Ballarat Municipal Council (1824-1911), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: migration
Series: Australian Commemorative medal
DateEra: 1899 AD
Obverse Description: Sailing ship 'Larpent' under full sail right; above, "LARPENT" JUBILEE; below, 28TH. JUNE 1899
Reverse Description: Above a spray of rose, thistle, shamrock and wattle; PRESENTED / -BY- / JAS. ODDIE ESQ. / - CHAIRMAN - / IN COMMEMORATION OF / THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY / OF ANCHORING IN / CORIO BAY / (image of anchor) / 28. JUNE 1849
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Aluminium
Issued By: Mr. James Oddie, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Commissioned By: Mr. James Oddie, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1899
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: Car. 1899/9
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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