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Medal - Victorian Rifle Association, Victoria, Australia, pre 1903 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20053

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Victorian Rifle Association
Married Versus Singles Prize pre 1900 (AD)
Mint: W.J.Taylor, London
Awarded to: Turner, (Private)
Other Details: Victorian Rifle Association prize medal, awarded to Private Turner prior 1903. The prize category was 'married vs single'; Turner was top scorer. The medal was made by W.J. Taylor. William Joseph Taylor, a London medallist and dealer, had tried to set up a mint in Melbourne in the early 1850s and retained links to the city.
Description:
A silver prize medal (38 mm diameter) with loop attached to edge at top, featuring rifleman kneeling taking aim.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: firearms, shooting, sport
Themes this item is part of: Victorian Rifle Association, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Arms Collection, Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, United Kingdom
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sport
Series: Australian Sport Medals
DateEra: pre 1903 AD
Obverse Description: Rifleman taking aim, kneeling & facing left below in small letters the makers name; W.J. TAYLOR. LONDON
Reverse Description: Engraved within a wreath of oak and laurel and below a crown, MARRIED-V-SINGLE / PRIVATE TURNER / TOP SCORER below in small letters the makers name; W.J. TAYLOR. LONDON
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: W.J.TAYLOR. LONDON
Reverse (engraved): MARRIED - V - SINGLE PRIVATE TURNER TOP SCORER W.J.TAYLOR LONDON
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Silver
Issued By: Victorian Rifle Association, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Mint: W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, England, Great Britain
Awarded To: Private Turner, Australia
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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