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Medal - Sesquicentenary of Victoria, Shire of Stawell, Stawell Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, 1985 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20712

Summary:
Australia Victoria Stawell
Medal - Shire of Stawell Victorian Sesquicentenary1985 (AD)
Mint: Brim
Other Details: A copper medal issued by the Shire of Stawell to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features the Shire Coat of Arms which depicts themes of rural and mining industry and the motto VIGILANTLY and the sesquicentenary logo. Stawell is located 233 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, in the Wimmera district. It developed during the 1850s gold rushes. The Shire of Stawell was declared on 30 December 1864. In 1995 the Shire of Stawell became part of the new Northern Grampians Shire Council.
Description:
A dark toned copper medal issued by the Shire of Stawell to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features the Shire Arms which depicts themes of rural and mining industry and the motto VIGILANTLY and the sesquicentenary logo.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Emil Hafner, 1985
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.079 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, victoria sesquicentenary 1985
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Municipality of Stawell, Victoria, Municipality of Stawell, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sesquicentenary of victoria
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1985 AD
Obverse Description: At centre above a ribbon with the motto VIGILANTLY, two overlapping shields, the ond on the left depicts a sheep and a bunch of grapes, the other a plough and crossed mining tools; around on a belt, SHIRE OF STAWELL
Reverse Description: Logo of the Victorian sesquicentenary; below, VICTORIA 150 / GROWING TOGETHER 1984-5
at rim in small letters the mint name, BRIM MELB
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge) plain
(obverse) At centre above a ribbon with the motto VIGILANTLY, two overlapping shields, the ond on the left depicts a sheep and a bunch of grapes, the other a plough and crossed mining tools; around on a belt, SHIRE OF STAWELL
(reverse) Logo of the Victorian esquicentenary; below, VICTORIA 150 / GROWING TOGETHER 1984-5 at rim in small letters the mint name, BRIM MELB
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Stawell Shire Council, Stawell, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Mint: Brim Medallions, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Commissioned By: Stawell Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, 1985

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