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Silver Pass - Victorian Railways, Victoria, Australia, 1856-1874 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20075

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Free Pass for Victoria Railways 1856 - 1874 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Hon R.C. Hope, MLC.
Other Details: R.C. Hope was a Member of the Victorian Legislative Council from 1856 till 1874 (ADB p.419-420).
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 24 mm (Height), 40 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: 36

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Tagged with: phylloxera, railways, transport passes
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, Victorian Railways (VR), Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Victorian Railways - Refreshment Services Branch
Primary Classification: TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: transport passes
Series: Australian Railway Passes
DateEra: 1856-1874 AD
Obverse Description: A digger holding a pick over his shoulder & a spade, train in background above and below, VICTORIAN / RAILWAYS
Reverse Description: FREE PASS / NOT TRANSFERABLE; engraved: THE HON. R.C. HOPE M.L.C. A crown in the centre
Edge Description: Plain with suspension ring
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIAN RAILWAYS
Reverse: FREE PASS NOT TRANSFERABLE THE HON. R.C. HOPE M.L.C. A
Shape: Oval
Material: Silver
Issued By: Victorian Railways (VR), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Awarded To: Honourable R Hope
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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