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Medal - Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Practice with Science, Specimen, Australia, circa 1870 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20533

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Medal - Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Practice with Science c.1870 (AD)
Mint: Hardy Brothers, London
Awarded to: Un-issued specimen (much exhibited)
Other Details: Agricultural Society of New South Wales medal dated around 1877, inscribed 'Practice with Science'. It was not issued, and was a reference medal from the collection of the Sydney Mint. It was purchased by donor at closure of Sydney Mint
Description:
A small bronze prize medal (51 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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 63.158 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agriculture, exhibitions
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
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: agriculture
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: circa 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: PRACTICE WITH SCIENCE above laurel wreath
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES in small letter below HARDY BROTHERS LONDON & SYDNEY
Reverse: PRACTICE WITH SCIENCE
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1870 or later
Mint: Hardy Brothers (Mint), 1870 or later
Commissioned By: Agricultural Society of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia, 1870 or later

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