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Medal - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Town of Lithgow, Lithgow Town Council, New South Wales, Australia, 1897 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20322

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Lithgow
Queen Victoria's Jubilee 1897 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. It prompted many Australian local governments to issue commemorative medals. This gilded bronze medal was issued by the Town of Lithgow and names John James as Mayor.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.34 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, queen victoria diamond jubilee 1897, royal anniversaries, royalty british
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Lithgow, New South Wales, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Commemorative medal
DateEra: 1897 AD
Obverse Description: QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH YEAR OF REIGN/* 1837 TO 1897/(around rim:STOKES 7 SONS ; Jugate busts, young & old Queen Victoria
Reverse Description: DIAMOND JUBILEE, LITHGOW JOHN JAMES, MAYOR.97/1897 Diamond central recessed part of the rev., kangaroo l.,emu r., shield btwn
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH YEAR OF REIGN/* 1837 TO 1897/(around rim:STOKES 7 SONS ; Jugate busts, young & old Queen Victoria (obverse)
DIAMOND JUBILEE,LITHGOW JOHN JAMES, MAYOR.97/1897 Diamond central recessed part of the rev., kangaroo l.,emu r., shield btwn (reverse)
Shape: Round with hole
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Lithgow Town Council, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Stokes (Mint)
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Person Named: Mr. John James - Lithgow Town Council, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia, 1897
References: Ca 1897/27
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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