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Medal - Australian International Exhibition Commissioners, New South Wales, Australia, 1879-1881 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 23851

Summary:
Australia
Australian International Exhibitions - For Services 1879 - 1881 (AD)
Awarded to: Professor Frederick McCoy
Other Details: This bronze Commissioner's medal was awarded to Professor Frederick McCoy for Services at Australian international exhibitions held between 1879 and 1881. He was one of first four professors of the University of Melbourne, which opened in April 1855; two years later he was appointed Director of the Museum of Natural and Applied Sciences. McCoy served as a member of the Council of the University 1882-87 and President of the Royal Society of Victoria Council.
Description:
A large bronze medal (75 mm diameter) awarded for services to the Royal Commission, it features a head of Albert, Prince of Wales, and details of the award
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 6.5 mm (Height), 76 mm (Width), 76 mm (Length), 76 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Weight > 100 g

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Tagged with: exhibitions, museum history
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, J.S. & A.B. Wyon, Engravers, London, England, J.S. & A.B. Wyon, Engravers, London, England, HRH Albert, Prince of Wales (1841-1910), HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), Sir Frederick McCoy, University Professor & Museum Director (1817-1899)
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: exhibitions
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1879-1881 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Albert left; around, * ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES K. G. PRESIDENT OF ROYAL COMMISSION
Reverse Description: At centre engraved within olive wreath, PROFESSOR / Mc COY / F.C.S. / FOR / SERVICES around, AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS . SYDNEY 1879-80 . MELBOURNE 1880-81
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: * ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES K. G. PRESIDENT OF ROYAL COMMISSION
Reverse: PROFESSOR / Mc COY / F.C.S. / FOR / SERVICES around above,AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS; below, SYDNEY 1879-80. MELBOURNE 1880-81
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Australian International Exhibition Commissioners, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1881
Mint: A. Wyon, London, England, Great Britain, 1880
Artist: Joseph Wyon, London, England, Great Britain, 1879
Awarded To: Sir Frederick McCoy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1881
Person Depicted: HRH Albert Prince of Wales, 1880
Person Depicted: King Edward VII, 1880

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