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Medal - Ashes Cricket Tour, Australia, 1993 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32484

Summary:
Australia
Medal - Ashes Cricket Tour 1993 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: A gilt medal featuring the Ashes Urn and an Australian Coat of Arms, issued to promote the 1993 Ashes tour of England. The Ashes tradition originated in England in August 1882, when an Australian cricket team defeated England, in England, for the first time. This prompted English journalist Reginald Brooks to write a mock obituary in The Sporting Times, saying that English cricket had died, and that the body would be cremated and the Ashes taken to Australia. The joke continued, and it is suggested that Lady Clarke, wife of Sir William Clarke, President of the Melbourne Cricket Club, burnt her veil and presented the ashes (puporting to be a bail) to English Captain Ivor Bligh, who was playing with his team at the Clarke property in Sunbury, Rupertswood, on Christmas Eve 1882.
Description:
A gilt medal featuring the Ashes Urn and an Australian Coat of Arms issued to promote the 1993 Ashes tour of England
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Sandra Winchester - Museum Victoria Library Department, 1993
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 33 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.15 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: cricket, sport, the ashes, mint ashes medals 1989
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sport
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1993 AD
Obverse Description: At centre, Ashes Urn; around . 1993 ASHES TOUR . AUSTRALIA V ENGLAND
Reverse Description: An Australian Coat of Arms (poorly defined) with AUSTRALIA on the ribbon below
Inscriptions: (edge)
Obverse: At centre, the Ashes Urn; around . 1993 ASHES TOUR . AUSTRALIA V ENGLAND
Reverse: An Australian Coat of Arms (poorly defined) with AUSTRALIA on the ribbon below
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Australia, 1993

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