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Medal - Federation of Australian Commonwealth, Victoria, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20907

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Australian Federation 1901 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: The Federation of the colonies in 1901 to form the Commonwealth of Australia was an occasion for celebration and national pride. Numerous medals were produced, often to be worn at special Federation events.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, royal exhibition building
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1901 AD
Obverse Description: Australia (or Brittania?) seated left on globe featuring map of Australia, holds crowned sceptre and shield; on arch, FEDERATION 1901 between UNITY IS and STRENGTH, arch names and dates the six Colonies - eg. VIC. 1851
Reverse Description: Within wreath, Australian Arms crowned supported by kangaroo and emu; around, IN COMMEMORATION OF AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH . 1901 .
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Australia seated left on globe featuring map of Australia, holds crowned sceptre and shield; on arch, FEDERATION 1901 between UNITY IS and STRENGTH, arch names and dates the six Colonies - eg. VIC. 1851 (obverse)
Within wreath, Australian Arms crowned supported by kangaroo and emu; around, IN COMMEMORATION OF AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH . 1901 . (reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
References: Car1901/23
Bibliography:
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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