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Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Malvern, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20402

Malvern, Queen Victoria Jubilee 1887 (AD) medal
Mint:not Stokes & Martin
Other Details: This medal was issued for the occasion of the launch of Queen Victoria's jubilee in 1887. It names R.G. Benson as Shire President. Benson was a councillor for the Shire of Malvern from 1874 until 1892-93. He served as Shire President 1876-77, 1880-81, 1885-87 and 1889-90. He resigned as councillor in the 1892-93 term. The Shire of Mavern was originally proclaimed as the Shire of Gardiner in 1856. In 1878 it was renamed Malvern. The Shire Hall was opened eight years later, in 1886, the year before it was depicted on this medal. The City of Malvern was proclaimed on 30 May 1911 and ceased to exist on 22 June 1994, succeeded by the City of Stonnington.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.61 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: 31mm

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Tagged with: celebrations, queen victoria golden jubilee 1887, royal anniversaries
Themes this item is part of: Harry Stokes, Medal Artist (circa 1840-?), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Municipality of Malvern, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria facing left, wearing veil and coronet;
Below, 1887. Artist's initials, H.S. on truncation of Queen's neck.
Reverse Description: Malvern Town Hall; above, R.G. BENSON PRESIDENT
in exergue makers name; STOKES & MARTIN
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Victoria, Australia, 1887

Issued by Coburg Shire
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Artist: Harry Stokes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Commissioned By: Mr. R. Benson - Shire of Malvern, Malvern, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Organisation Depicted: Shire of Malvern
References: Car. 1887/71

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