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Medal - Marcus Clark, the Great Southern Draper, Henry Marcus Clark, New South Wales, Australia, 1890 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20339

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Newtown
Marcus Clark the Great Southern Draper 1890 (A.D.))
Mint: B & R, London
Other Details: Medal naming Marcus Clark and the 'Great Southern Draper', minted by B.& R., a London-based company. The Marcus Clark Drapery shop was established in Newtown, Sydney, in 1883 by Henry Marcus Clark. The shop prospered, and by 1902 had become a public company. Clark's son, Reginald, carried on the company after his father's death in 1913. Reginald had a strong interest in numismatics and became president of the Australian Numismatic Society. His Australasian token collection was of international reknown.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.57 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: advertising, drapers
Themes this item is part of: Henry Marcus Clark, Draper (?-1913), Australian Numismatic Society, Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: commerce & retailing
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1890 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Marcus Clark, bare right, around, MARCUS CLARK. 1890
Reverse Description: Around, THE GREAT SOUTHERN DRAPER; at centre, NEWTOWN / SYDNEY / N.S.W
around base in small letters the makers initials, B & R LONDON
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Milled (edge)
MARCUS CLARK. 1890 Marcus Clark, bare head r. (obverse)
THE GREAT SOUTHERN DRAPER/NEWTOWN/SYDNEY/N.S.W/B & R LONDON (reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: (Henry) Clark, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: B.& R., London (Mint), 1890
Person Depicted: (Henry) Clark, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1890
Previous Collection: Mr John Sharples
References: Car 1890/3

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