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Medal - Vienna Universal Exhibition (Weltausstellung 1873 Wien), Austria, 1873 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20272

Summary:
Austria Vienna
Medal - Vienna International Exhibition 1873 (AD)
Mint: Vienna
Awarded to: von Mueller, Ferdinand (Baron)
Other Details: Medal awarded to Ferdinand von Mueller at the Vienna Universal Exhibition in 1873. Mueller was the Victorian Government Botanist from 1852 until 1884, and the Director of the Botanical Gardens from 1857 to 1873. He was arguably Australia's most prominent 19th century scientist.
Description:
A bronze medal (70 mm diameter)featuring a high relief head of Frans Joseph, laureate facing right and a Victory presentation scene where Vienna, standing holding cornucopia, is presenting a Victor's wreath to seated female figure of light industry while heavy industry stands behind holding his wreath.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 70 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Weight > 100 g

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Tagged with: exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Botanist & Explorer (1825-1896)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: exhibitions
Series: Austrian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1873 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Frans Joseph, laureate right; around, FRANZ JOSEPH I., KAISER VON OESTERREICH, KOENIG VON BOEHMEN ETC., APOST. KOENIG. VON UNGARN. *
and below head in small letters the artist's name J. TAUTENHAYN
Reverse Description: A Victory presentation scene where Vienna, standing holding cornucopia, is presenting a Victor's wreath to seated female figure of light industry while heavy industry stands behind holding his wreath; around above, WELTAUSSTELLUNG 1873 WIEN, in exergue DEM VERDIENSTE and in small incuse letters in the exergue line, the artist's name K. SCHWENZER
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: FRANZ JOSEPH I., KAISER VON OESTERREICH, KOENIG VON BOEHMEN ETC., APOST. KOENIG. VON UNGARN. *
and in small letters the artist's name J. TAUTENHAYN

Reverse: WELTAUSSTELLUNG 1873 WIEN, DEM VERDIENSTE
and in small incuse letters the artist's name K. SCHWENZER
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Vienna, Austria, 1873
Mint: Vienna (Mint), Vienna, Austria, 1873
Artist: Karl Schwenzer, Vienna, Austria, 1873
Artist: Joseph Tautenhayn, Vienna, Austria, 1873
Awarded To: Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1873

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