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Medal - Jubilee of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Victoria, Australia, 1886 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20873

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Jubilee of the Wesleyan Church 1886 (AD)
Mint: not recorded; type but not size listed by Carlisle
Other Details: In 1886 the Wesleyan Methodist Church celebrated the fiftieth jubliee of the establishment of the Wesleyan Methodist Association in Britain. The Association was one of several off-shoots of the Methodist Church, which had been established by John Wesley from the 1730s. Methodism stressed evangelism and a closer association with God. The focus on fiftieth anniversaries by the church originated in Leviticus 25:10: 'And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you...'. In 1902 the various off-shoots of Methodism in Australia united to form the Methodist Church of Australasia. In 1977 the church became part of the Uniting Church. The Wesleyan Methodist Church which exists in Australia today is actually a branch of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of America, introduced to Australia during World War II. In 2003 it had almost 100 churches in Australia.
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Width)
Weight: 3.01 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: religions
Themes this item is part of: John Wesley, Minister (1703-1791), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Australia, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: religions
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1886 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of John Wesley 3/4 left
Reverse Description: legend within trefoil; JUBILEE / OF THE / WESLEYAN / METHODIST / CHURCH / IN / VICTORIA / 1886
small floral deorations at each point of trefoil
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Person Depicted: Reverend John Wesley, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Organisation Named: Wesleyan Methodist Church, Australia
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: cf Car. 1886/2 but 20 mm. diameter

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