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Medal - Victorian Rifle Association, Australia, pre 1893 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20052

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Victorian Rifle Association Prize pre 1893 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Awarded to: Not engraved
Other Details: Victorian Rifle Association bronze prize medal, manufactured prior to 1893. It was not awarded.
Description:
A bronze prize medal (38 mm diameter), featuring rifleman advancing right towards a Fort and away from an officer standing facing a target together with makers details and space to engrave a winner's details within a wreath
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 26.94 g (Weight)

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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, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sport
Series: Australian Sport Medals
DateEra: pre 1893 AD
Obverse Description: Scene of a uniformed rifleman carrying a rifle advancing right towards a Fort and away from a second rifleman standing facing a target at left resting butt of rifle on ground; around above, VICTORIAN RIFLE ASSOCIATION; in exergue the makers name, STOKES & MARTIN MELBOURNE
Reverse Description: An open wreath with space for an inscription
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIAN RIFLE ASSOCIATION STOKES & MARTIN MELBOURNE
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Victorian Rifle Association, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint), 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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