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Medal - Shepparton & Lower Goulburn Valley Agricultural & Pastoral Society, Silver Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1881 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20167

Summary:
Australia Victoria Shepparton
Medal - Shepparton & Lower Goulburn Valley Agricultural and Pastoral Society Silver Prize 1881 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Shepparton & Lower Goulburn Valley Agricultural and Pastoral Society silver prize medal, dated 1881. The details of the winning entry of this medal were incorrectly engraved, originall given as 1st Prize for Pony, it was changed to 2nd Prize for a pair of ponies. The medal winner was J.P. Fitzgerald.
Description:
An oval struck silver prize medal set in a cast silver wreath with loop and ring at top (32 mm wide by 52 mm high). It features a shield quartered with sheep, wheat-sheaf, sailing ship and wine barrel below bunches of grapes and has a second shield set at the centre of the first with a kangaroo left, head right. The main shield is set below a rising-sun and within a wreath of rose, shamrock and oak. Below is a ribbon with the motto: BY THE RIGHT USE OF GOD'S GIFTS. The other side details the society and the winning entry
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 52 mm (Height), 32 mm (Width)
Weight: 15.24 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Height with loop extended

More information

Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture, horses
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Prize
DateEra: 1881 AD
Obverse Description: Around on a broad rim, SHEPPARTON & LOWER GOULBURN AGRICULTURAL & PASTORAL SOCIETY at centre, AWARDED TO J.P. Fitzgerald 2nd PRIZE PAIR PONIES 1881 (originally it read 1st prize / PONY BUT THIS HAS BEEN CORRECTED)
Reverse Description: At centre a shield quartered with sheep, wheat-sheaf, sailing ship and wine barrel below bunches of grapes, a second shield set at the centre of the first with a kangaroo left, head right. The main shield is set below a rising-sun and within a wreath of rose, shamrock and oak. Below is a ribbon with the motto: BY THE RIGHT USE OF GOD'S GIFTS.
Edge Description: cast wreath
Inscriptions: Obverse: SHEPPARTON & LOWER GOULBURN AGRICULTURAL & PASTORAL SOCIETY AWARDED TO J.P. Fitzgerald 2nd PRIZE PAIR PONIES 1881
Reverse: BY THE RIGHT USE OF GOD'S GIFTS
Shape: Oval
Material: Silver
Issued By: Shepparton and Lower Goulburn Valley Agricultural and Pastoral Society, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, 1881
Awarded To: J. Fitzgerald, Victoria, Australia, 1881
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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