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Medal - Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Practice with Science, Australia, 1870 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 17931

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Medal - Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Practice with Science 1870 (AD)
Mint: Hardy Brothers, London
Awarded to: T. Robinson & Co.

Other Details: Prize medal awarded to T. Robinson & Co. at the Intercolonial Exhibition, Sydney, Melbourne-based agricultural implement makers and importers. Their products included farm machinery, wine and wool presses. The company displayed no fewer than 45 implements and machines, including a 'four-way motion for driving four machines at the same time', a self-filling canvas water bucket, a thistle mower with wrought iron fingers, a cultivator, a horse hoe, a horse chaffcutter and a four-horse threshing and cleaning machine. The Exhibition catalogue illustrates the broad range of items on display at the Exhibition: wines; vegetables, fruits and flowers; manures; implements and machinery; fine arts; apparatus and application of liberal arts; furniture and other domestic items; clothing; raw and manufactured products from mining, forestry and other industries; rocks and fossils; chemical and pharmaceutical products; vegetable fibres and other products; apparatus and processes used in the 'common arts'; and foo
Description:
A bronze prize medal (89 mm diameter) featuring New South Wales, standing facing, holding a lit torch and a Victor's wreath, around her four children representing the four seasons harvest wheat, carry grapes and tend sheep; below on three panels art, agriculture and industry are represented.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 89 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Weight > 100 g

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Tagged with: agricultural equipment, exhibitions, wine
Themes this item is part of: Hardy Brothers Mint, New South Wales, Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, T. Robinson & Co, Agricultural Implement Makers, Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: agriculture
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: 1870 AD
Obverse Description: New South Wales, standing facing, holding a lit torch and a Victor's wreath, around her four children harvest wheat, carry grapes and; below on three panels art, agriculture and industry are representeed. tend sheep; around above, AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES in small letter below HARDY BROTHERS LONDON & SYDNEY
Reverse Description: Around above an olive wreath, PRACTICE WITH SCIENCE; within wreath, AWARDED / TO / T. ROBINSON / & Co. / SECTION XIII / CLASS / No.1353 ; below wreath 1870
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES in small letter below HARDY BROTHERS LONDON & SYDNEY
Reverse: PRACTICE WITH SCIENCE AWARDED TO T. ROBINSON / & Co. / SECTION XIII / CLASS / No.1353; engraved below, 1870
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1870
Mint: Hardy Brothers (Mint), 1870
Awarded To: T. Robinson & Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1870

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