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Medal - Sesquicentenary of Victoria, Shire of Oxley, Oxley Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, 1985 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20708

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Medal - Shire of Oxley Victorian Sesquicentenary 1985 (AD)
Mint: Brim
Other Details: A copper medal issued by the Shire of Oxley to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. Oxley is situated on the King River, 12 km. south-east of Wangaratta and west of Beechworth. It developed on crossroads to gold diggings in the early 1850s. It became a shire in 1865 and became part of the new Wangaratta Rural City Council in 1994.
Description:
A copper medal issued by the Shire of Oxley to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features the Shire Shield which depicts themes of rural industry and the motto, VIS UNITA FORTIOR and the sesquicentenary logo.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Emil Hafner, 1985
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.834 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, victoria sesquicentenary 1985
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Municipality of Oxley, Victoria, Municipality of Oxley, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sesquicentenary of victoria
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1985 AD
Obverse Description: At centre below a ribbon with the motto VIS UNITA FORTIOR, the Oxley Shire Shield which idepicting two forms of plants, a plough in front of a wheat sheaf and a cow grazing; around, SHIRE OF . OXLEY .
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 below a ribbon with the motto VIS UNITA FORTIOR, the Oxley Shire Shield which idepicting two forms of plants, a plough in front of a wheat sheaf and a cow grazing; around, SHIRE OF . OXLEY .
(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: Oxley Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Mint: Brim Medallions, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Commissioned By: Oxley Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, 1985

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