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Medal - Royal Visit of Prince Alfred to Australia, New South Wales, Australia, 1868 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20550

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Visit of the Duke of Edinburgh 1868 (AD)
Mint: Whitty & Brown, Sydney (probable)
Other Details: Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Victoria's second son, was Australia's first royal visitor. Arriving in 1867, he stayed for six months. This medal was the first of four versions issued. It features HMS Galatea, a ship driven by both steam and sail. During his visit to Sydney there was an attempted assassination of the Duke, who received a bullet wound to the back.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 33 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 18.46 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: royal visits
Themes this item is part of: HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Whitty & Brown Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal visits
Series: Australian Historical Medals
DateEra: 1868 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Duke of Edinburgh, bare, facing left; initials T.B. raised on neck truncation; around,
THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH; below, H.R.H.
Reverse Description: IN/COMMEMORATION/OF/PRINCE ALFREDS/VISIT/TO SYDNEY/JANUARY 21/18 68
within wreath and below crown at centre top
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH/H.R.H.; Head of Duke of Edinburgh facing l. Initials T.B. on neck truncation (obverse)
IN/COMMEMORATION/OF/PRINCE ALFREDS/VISIT/TO SYDNEY/JANUARY 21/18 68 Wreath and crown in centre top (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Whitty & Brown (Mint)
Person Depicted: HRH Prince Alfred Duke of Edinburgh & Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
References: Car 1868/2
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.
  3. [Article] Faringdon-Davis, Gillian. 1988. The Monarchy and its Part in Australia's Maturity. Australian Numismatist. 68-83.
  4. [Book], Mr Brian McKinlay, The First Royal Tour 1867-1868, Rigby Ltd., Adelaide, 1970

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