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Medal - Melbourne Total Abstinence Society, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20239

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
c. 1890 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Copper medal of the Melbourne Total Abstinence Society. The Society was one of several organisations in nineteenth century Victoria established to promote temperance, oppose the extension of hotel licences, and educate children and adults about the dangers of alcohol. Others were the Order of the Sons of Temperance, the International Order of Good Templars and the Band of Hope.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 46 mm (Width), 45 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: religions, temperance movements
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne Total Abstinence Society, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: societies
Series: Total Abstainance
DateEra: circa 1890 AD
Obverse Description: At centre the Temperance movement Arms, supported by a man on left holding a flag bearing the word SOBRIETY and a woman on right bearing a flag with the words DOMESTIC COMFORT; around above, PEACE ON EARTH GOOD WILL TO MEN; around below, TEMPERANCE SOCIETY; on ribbon below shield, BE THOUGH FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH
Reverse Description: Within oak wreath and below clasped hands, WE AGREE TO / ABSTAIN FROM ALL / INTOXICATING LIQUORS / EXCEPT FOR / MEDICINAL PURPOSES / AND RELIGIOUS/ ORDINANCES; around, MELBOURNE TOTAL ABSTAINANCE SOCIETY *
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: WE AGREE TO / ABSTAIN FROM ALL / INTOXICATING LIQUORS / EXCEPT FOR / MEDICINAL PURPOSES / AND RELIGIOUS/ ORDINANCES MELBOURNE TOTAL ABSTAINANCE SOCIETY *
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Melbourne Total Abstinence Society, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Artist: T Ottley
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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