Medal - Royal Visit of Prince Alfred to Australia, Victoria, Australia, 1867 Reg. No: NU 20229
- White metal medal issued to commemorate the visit of Prince Alfred to Australia in 1867.
Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Victoria's second son, was Australia's first royal visitor. Arriving in 1867, he stayed for six months. This medal was the first of four versions issued. It features HMS Galatea, a ship driven by both steam and sail. During his visit to Sydney there was an attempted assassination of the Duke, who received a bullet wound to the back.
- White metel medal, 47mm diameter, inscribed on both sides. The obverse shows a profile bust of the Duke of Edinburgh, facing left, with edge detail. The reverse features H.M.S. Galatea under sail and steam, facing right.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||47 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||40.01 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||royal visits, naval vessels, sailing vessels, warships|
|Themes this item is part of:||HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales|
|Tertiary Classification:||royal visits|
|Obverse Description:||Within broad border bust in uniform head bare left; around, H.R.H. DUKE OF EDINBURGH|
|Reverse Description:||H.M.S. Galatea under sail and steam right; in exergue, H.M.S. GALATEA / 1867; around on broad border, . TO COMMEMORATE THE VISIT OF H.R.H. PRINCE ALFRED, DUKE OF EDINBURGH K.G. TO AUSTRALIA
Maker's name T.STOKES MELBOURNE in tiny letters around base of exergue
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: within broad border bust in uniform head bare left; around, 'H.R.H. DUKE OF EDINBURGH'.
Reverse: 'H.M.S. GALATEA / 1867'; around on broad border, 'TO COMMEMORATE THE VISIT OF H.R.H. PRINCE ALFRED, DUKE OF EDINBURGH K.G. TO AUSTRALIA'. Maker's name 'T.STOKES MELBOURNE' in tiny letters around base of exergue.
|Issued By:||Victoria, Australia, 1867|
|Mint:||Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Person Depicted:||HRH Prince Alfred Duke of Edinburgh & Saxe-Coburg & Gotha|
|Ship Depicted:||Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, Great Britain, 1867|
|References:||Carlisle (1983), reference # 1867/2|
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