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Medal - Victory Europe-Pacific, Schools, Melbourne City Council, Victoria, Australia, 1945 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18494

Summary:
Gilt bronze medal issued to celebrate victory in both Europe and the Pacific, marking the end of the World War II. Minted by Stokes in 1945, it was given to children of the City of Melbourne by the City. It features featuring the conjoined busts of George VI & Elizabeth, as well as the Arms of the City.
Description:
Obverse: medal featuring Conjoined crowned busts left, and inscription around.
Reverse: Arms of the City, and inscription around.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Andrew Reeves - Museum of Victoria, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.091 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Height with loop extended 42 mm.

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Tagged with: school children, victory medals, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Elizabeth, Queen Mother (1900-2002), HRH George VI (1895-1952), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Municipality of Melbourne, Victoria, Municipality of Melbourne, Victoria
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1945 AD
Obverse Description: Conjoined crowned busts left; around, KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH
Reverse Description: Arms of the City around, VICTORY : EUROPE - PACIFIC. 1945 . CITY OF MELBOURNE .
Edge Description: plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: around: KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH
Reverse: around: VICTORY : EUROPE - PACIFIC. 1945 . CITY OF MELBOURNE
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Melbourne City Council (MCC), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1945
Mint: Stokes & Sons, 1945
Commissioned By: Melbourne City Council (MCC), 1945

Given to school children
Person Depicted: HM George VI
Person Depicted: HRH The Queen Mother Queen Elizabeth
References: Carlisle (1983), medal 1945/5
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Leslie Carlisle, Australian commemorative medals and medalets from 1788, B & C Press, Sydney, 1983

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