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Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, City of Richmond Children's Fete, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20425

City of Richmond Children's Fete for Jubillee1887 (AD)
Silver medal presented by the mayor, G. H. Bennett, depicting the Richmond Town Hall
The work of E.A. Altmann
Other Details: The fiftieth anniversary of the ascension of Queen Victoria was celebrated with enthusiasm throughout the Empire. This medal was one of many issued by local governments and organisations to commemorate the occasion. The City of Richmond held a children's fete as part of the festivities. The medal names Mayor George Henry Bennett, brewer and radical politician. In 1880 he became the youngest councillor in the Colony when he was elected to Richmond Town Council at the age of 30. As Mayor 1886-87 he helped restore faith in the financially mismanaged government. He later served for seven terms as MLA in the seat of Richmond.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 16.77 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Diameter without mounting-ring (add 5 mm. to height)

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Tagged with: architecture, celebrations, queen victoria golden jubilee 1887, royal anniversaries, town halls
Themes this item is part of: George Henry Bennett, Councillor, Richmond, Victoria (1850-1908), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Ernst August Altmann, Jeweller & Engraver (circa 1850-1920)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Historical Medals
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Within line circle, head of Queen Victoria, veiled and wearing coronet, BELOW THE ARTIST'S NAME, ALTMANN;
around on broad rim, TO COMMEMORATE QUEEN VICTORIA'S JUBILEE . 1887 .
Reverse Description: Within a beaded circle, view of Richmond Town Hall; below, C.H. BENNETT / MAYOR;
around above, * CITY OF RICHMOND *; below, CHILDREN'S FETE
Edge Description: Engraved, R. MITCHELL, ESQ. GENERAL COMMITTEE
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Australia, 1887
Artist: Ernst Altmann, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887

Has signed the obverse, probably struck the medals too.
Distributor: George Bennett - Richmond City Council, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain, 1887
Organisation Named: City of Richmond
References: Car. 1887/20

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