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Medal - New South Wales Centennial, Australia, 1888 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20739

Australia New South Wales
New South Wales Centennial 1888 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: New South Wales gilt bronze centennial medal, issued in 1888. The obverse features New South Wales leaning on a shield under sun rays, and a ship entering the Heads; the reverse features the Advance Australia Arms. Previous Collections: George McArthur, Maldon
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.75 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, iconography, lighthouses, new south wales centenary 1888, sailing vessels, steam ships
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: public events
Series: CommemorativeAustralian Commemorative Medal
DateEra: 1888 AD
Obverse Description: New South Wales reclining and leaning on a shield decorated with bee-hive and golden-fleece(?), ship entering the Heads, radient sun above;
Around above, NEW SOUTH WALES
in exergue, CENTENNIAL
Reverse Description: Advance Australia Arms supported by kangaroo left, emu right;
below Arms in tiny letters, STOKES & MARTIN / MELBOURNE
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
NEW SOUTH WALES/CENTENNIAL Britannia reclining and leaning on a shield, ship entering the Heads (obverse)
AUSTRALIA'S CELEBRATION/* 1888 */STOKES & MARTIN/MELBOURNE Kangaroo l., emu r., shield btwn them. (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: Ca 1888/21
  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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