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Medal - Royal Visit of Prince Alfred to Australia, Australia, 1867 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20230

Duke of Edinburgh 1867 (AD)
Mint: Thomas Stokes
Other Details: 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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 47 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 40.01 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: international relations, royal visits
Themes this item is part of: HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal visits
Series: British Colonial
DateEra: 1867 AD
Obverse Description: Within broad border bust in uniform head bare left; around, H.R.H. DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Reverse Description: H.M.S. Galatia under sail and steam right; in exergue, H.M.S. GALATIA / 1867; around on broad border, . TO COMMEMORATE THE VISIT OF H.R.H. PRINCE ALFRED, DUKE OF EDINBURGH K.G. TO AUSTRALIA
Makers name; T.STOKES MELBOURNE, in tiny letters around base of exergue
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Person Depicted: HRH Prince Alfred Duke of Edinburgh & Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
References: Car. 1867/2
  1. [Book], Mr Brian McKinlay, The First Royal Tour 1867-1868, Rigby Ltd., Adelaide, 1970
  2. [Article] Faringdon-Davis, Gillian. 1988. The Monarchy and its Part in Australia's Maturity. Australian Numismatist. 68-83.

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