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Medal - International Exhibition Silver Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1873 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20756

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Silver Prize Medal of Victorian Exhibition 1873 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Awarded to: Not issued
Other Details: This seems to be one of a series of samples entered by Stokes & Martin for the proposed 1873 International Exhibition medals. The 1873 International Exhibition was held in London 14 April - 31 October 1873. It was preceeded by a Victorian Exhibiton held in Melbourne 6 November 1872 - 8 January 1873. Vienna also hosted an international exhibition 1 May - 1 November 1873.
Description:
An unissued specimen silver prize medal of the 1873 exhibition. It features a female representing the Colony of Victoria standing three quarters left before rural and industrial scene; around, INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION * 1873 *; in exergue, DITISSIMA TERRA , the artist's name J.HOGARTH FEC. and the designers name O.R. CAMPBELL DES.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 48 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 55.09 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Julius Hogarth, Jeweller & Medal Maker (1820-1879), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Oswald Rose Campbell, Artist (1820-1887), Hogarth, Erichsen & Co., Jewellers, Sydney, New South Wales, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: exhibition prizes
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1873 AD
Obverse Description: Female representing Colony of Victoria standing three quarters left before rural and industrial scene; around, INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION VICTORIA * 1873 *; in exergue, DITISSIMA TERRA / J.HOGARTH FEC. / O.R. CAMPBELL DES.
Reverse Description: Within wreath PRIZE / MEDAL
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION * 1873 *; in exergue, DITISSIMA TERRA / J.HOGARTH FEC. / O.R. CAMPBELL DES.
Reverse: PRIZE / MEDAL
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1873
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint)
Artist: Mr. Oswald Campbell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1873
Artist: Julius Hogarth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1873
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Official Record: Containing Introduction, Catalogues, Reports and Recommendations of the Experts..., London, 1873

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