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Medal - Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Silver Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1908 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20487

Summary:
Australia Victoria Great Western
Medal - Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Silver Prize 1908(AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons employing old Stokes & Martin dies
Awarded to: Morrison, Alexander
Other Details: This Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria silver first prize medal was awarded in 1908 to Alexander Morrison for a set of wagonette harness. Morrison also won four silver first prize Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria medals in 1905, 1906, 1907 and 1910 for race or stock saddles. In 1908 Alexander Morrison, saddler, had premises on the ground floor of the Gothic Chambers at 418 Bourke St and at 1 Wright's Lane. His manufatory was probably located in Wright's Lane, since it was also occupied by three other saddle-makers, three printers, a picture framer, 'metal spinner', photographer, card maker and book binder.
Description:
A silver prize medal (36 mm diameter) awarded to Alexander Morrison, featuring Victoria standing holding a Victor's wreath and colonial shield surrounded by the heads of a horse, sheep and cow, a plough, wind mill and stables. In the background a ship powered by steam ans sail leaves port and a light-house.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 35 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 28.89 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: agricultural shows, harnesses, royal melbourne show
Themes this item is part of: Alexander Morrison, Saddler, (1870s-?), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Prize Medals
DateEra: 1908 AD
Obverse Description: At centre inscribed within an olive wreath, Alexander Morrison / 1908; around, THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA
Reverse Description: Victoria standing front, head left holding a Victor's wreath in right hand and resting left hand on colonial shield; she is surrounded by the heads of a horse, sheep and cow, a plough, wind mill and stables. In the background a ship powered by steam ans sail leaves port and a light-house; in exergue, S&M
Edge Description: Engraved: 1ST. PRIZE, SET OF WAGGONETTE HARNESS
Inscriptions: Edge engraved: 1ST. PRIZE, SET OF WAGGONETTE HARNESS
Obverse engraved: Alexander Morrison 1908
Reverse: S& M
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1908
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Victoria, Australia, 1908

Employing old Stokes & Martin dies.
Awarded To: Alexander Morrison, Victoria, Australia, 1908

Comments

Maxine Burley Posted on 04 Dec 2009 11:30 PM
I have 4 medals 1906, 1908, 1909 & 1910 which Alex Morrison won. The description of the 1908 one is different than what you have stated. Mine says that it was one for Gentleman's Saddle. Also it doesn't mention 1909 which he also won. If you would like to contact us please email back care of this email.
Chris
Discovery Centre Posted on 12 Dec 2009 1:09 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Thanks Maxine for contacting us with the details of your medal collection. If you would like to donate thesse items to Museum Victoria, please see the donation guidelines here: museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/ask-us-a-question/donations/donation-guidelines/
Discovery Centre Posted on 14 Dec 2009 10:08 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Maxine, further to your comments about Alexander Morrisons medals, one of our curators suggested that if you are particularly interested in Morrison, you may want to look at the Report of Proceedings or Annual Reports of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, held at the State Library. They will list prizes awarded for each year. http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/

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