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Medal - German Club, Melbourne, Australia, 1891 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20488

Summary:
Australia
1891 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal issued by the German Club (Deutsche Turnverein Melbourne), Melbourne, in 1891. It is inscribed 'the gymnist / B. Kritz / to the memory / 26 January 1891'. The German Club was founded in 1860. Based on the Turnverein society model originated in Prussia by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, the Club emphasized gymnastic exercises, and also served important social and patriotic functions. The Club today is dedicated to the preservation of German culture through song, dance and the development of German language skills.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 27 mm (Diameter)

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Themes this item is part of: German Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: migration
Series: Sport
DateEra: 1891 AD
Obverse Description: Engraved: DEM TURNER / B. KRITZ / Zur Erinnerung / 26 sten Januar 1891
Reverse Description: Four "F"'s arranged to form a cross on top of which sits an owl; around within circle an oak wreath; around, DEUTSCHER TURN VEREIN * MELBOURNE *
Edge Description: plain
Inscriptions: plain (edge)
Engraved: DEM TURNER / B. KRITZ / Zur Errinnerung / 26 sten Januar 1891 (obverse)
Four "F"'s arranged to form a cross on top of which sits an owl; around within circle an oak wreath; around, DEUTSCHER TURN VEREIN * MELBOURNE *(reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: German Club, Melbourne, Windsor, Victoria, Australia, 1891

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