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Medal - County of Bendigo Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Silver Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1878 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32241

Summary:
Australia Victoria Bendigo
Medal - County of Bendigo Agricultural and Horticultural Society Silver Prize 1879 (AD)
Mint: Melbourne
Awarded to: Strachan, Thomas
Other Details: County of Bendigo Agricultural and Horticultural Society silver prize medal, awarded to Thomas Strachan for excellence in wine in 1878. The Society was established in 1859. It aimed to promote farming practices and celebrate rural achievements. It has conducted an Annual Show every year since that time, with the exception of the War years.
Description:
A silver prize medal (38 mm diameter) won by Thomas Strachn for an exhibition wine at the 1878 Bendigo Agricultural and Horticultural Society show. It features the Arms of Bendigo with horse and bull supporters and the motto PROGRESS and details of the award.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 38.94 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agriculture, bottled fruit, exhibitions, jam, wine
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Bendigo Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Bendigo Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Ernst August Altmann, Jeweller & Engraver (circa 1850-1920), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: 1878 AD
Obverse Description: Around rim, COUNTY OF BENDIGO AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTUAL SOCIETY
at centre, AWARDED TO / Mr. T. Strachan / for / Excellence in Wine / Oct 25th / 1878
Reverse Description: Arms of Bendigo; on ribbon, PROGRESS below in small letters, ERNST A. ALTMANN MELBOURNE
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: COUNTY OF BENDIGO AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTUAL SOCIETY AWARDED TO
(engraved) Mr. T. Strachan / for / Excellence in Wine / Oct 25th / 1878
Reverse: PROGRESS in small letters, ERNST A. ALTMANN MELBOURNE
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Bendigo Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1878
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)

This needs to be checked, Altmann did use the Melbourne Mint at this time, but could they strike such a large medal before 1880?.
Artist: Ernst Altmann, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, by 1878
Awarded To: Thomas Strachan, Axedale, Victoria, Australia, 1878
Organiser of Event: Bendigo Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1878

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