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Medal - Victorian Rifle Association Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1891 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20355

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Medal - Victorian Rifle Association Prize 1891 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Lancaster, A.
Other Details: This Victorian Rifle Association silver prize medal was awarded to A. Lancaster in 1891. He had a winning score of 316 points.
Description:
A thick (5 mm) silver prize medal hanging from a pale blue white and crimson ribbon with ornste engraved bars at top and bottom. It features and ornately produced monogram VRA and gives details of the winner on the reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 95 mm (Height), 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 50.47 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Weight includes ribbon and two bars. Height with ribbon extended

More information

Tagged with: firearms, shooting, sport, 1954 queens
Themes this item is part of: Victorian Rifle Association, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Arms Collection, Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: sports prizes
Series: Australian Sport Medals
DateEra: 1891 AD
Obverse Description: Within a rope border , monogram VRA
Reverse Description: Engraved within a thick closed wreath: WON BY / MR A. LANCASTER / 316 POINTS / 1891
Edge Description: Stamped K & Co
Inscriptions: Obverse: VRA
Reverse: WON BY MR A. LANCASTER 316 POINTS 1891
Edge: K & Co
Shape: Round with loop and ribbon
Material: Silver
Issued By: Victorian Rifle Association, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Commissioned By: Victorian Rifle Association, Victoria, Australia
Awarded To: A. Lancaster, Australia, 1891
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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