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Medal - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Perth, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18981

Australia Western Australia Perth
Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1887 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. It prompted many Australian local governments to issue commemorative medals. This medal was issued by G. Shenton, Mayor of Perth.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.38 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: architecture, celebrations, queen victoria golden jubilee 1887, royal anniversaries, town halls
Themes this item is part of: George Shenton, Mayor, City of Perth, Western Australia (1844-1909), Harry Stokes, Medal Artist (circa 1840-?), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Historical Medals
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria wearing veil and coronet facing left;
below, 1887
Reverse Description: At centre within ornate wide rim a view of the Perth Town Hall;
around above, TOWN HALL PERTH;
in exergue, G. SHENTON / MAYOR
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Sir George Shenton - Perth City Council, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 1887
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887

The mint name 'STOKES & MARTIN' in the truncation of the Queen's neck instead of the normal H.S. for Harry Stokes. The piece seems to be cast rather than struck.
Artist: Harry Stokes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887

Initials not on truncation on this medal
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
References: Car.1887/42
  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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