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Medal - Melbourne Town Hall Laying of the Foundation Stone, Melbourne City Council, Victoria, Australia, 1867 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20222

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Melbourne Town Hall 1867 (AD)
Mint: Stokes, T.
Awarded to: Library & Art Gallery
Other Details: This medal is one of 26 made to mark the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone of the Melbourne Town Hall by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1867. Medals were issued to the Queen, mayor and councillors, architect, builders, town clerk and the Museum.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.91 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: town halls
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Municipality of Melbourne, Victoria, State Library of Victoria (SLV), Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: architecture & planning
Series: Australian Historical Medals
DateEra: 1867 AD
Obverse Description: Uniformed bust left; around, H.R.H. THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, VISITED VICTORIA. 1867
Reverse Description: View of Town Hall; around, LAID FOUNDATION STONE OF THE TOWN HALL, MELBOURNE; in exergue, 29 NOV; in tiny letters, T.STOKES MELB.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Uniformed bust left; around, H.R.H. THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, VISITED VICTORIA. 1867 (obverse)
View of Town Hall; around, LAID FOUNDATION STONE OF THE TOWN HALL, MELBOURNE; in exergue, 29 NOV; in tiny letters, T.STOKES MELB. (reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: Melbourne City Council (MCC), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1867
Mint: Stokes (Mint)
Place Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1867
Person Named: HRH Prince Alfred Duke of Edinburgh & Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
Presented To: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1869
Presented To: Public Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1869

A letter from the Town Clerks Office, Temporary Town Hall, 16 Feb 1869, reads 'I am to ask that the medal may be placed in the Museum of Art of the Public Library'.
References: Car.1867/3

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