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Medal - Sesquicentenary of Victoria, Shire of Ararat, Ararat Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, 1985 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20687

Summary:
Australia Victoria Ararat
Medal - Shire of Ararat Victorian Sesquicentenary 1985 (AD)
Mint: Brim
Other Details: A gold-plated medal issued by the Shire of Ararat to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features the City Shields below the Rising Sun, the shields incorporate mining and rural themes, and the sesquicentenary logo. The Shire of Ararat was established in 1864, seven years after gold had been discovered near the site of the future town of Ararat. Ararat's Canton Lead was one of the world's richest shallow alluvial goldfields, and attracted 20,000 prespectors within weeks of its discovery. Its population in the 1850s included a large proportion of Chinese diggers. The Ararat region also became known for the quality of its wool and its wine industry.
Description:
A gold plated medal issued by the Shire of Ararat to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features the City Shields below the Rising Sun, the shields incorporate mining and rural themes, and the sesquicentenary logo.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Emil Hafner, 1985
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.468 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, victoria sesquicentenary 1985, for sale
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Ararat, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sesquicentenary of victoria
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1985 AD
Obverse Description: Within a wide rim formed by a line circle, two crossed shields above the British Royal Arms and below the rising sun, the shields depict a mine head and a plough in front of a wheat sheaf; around, SHIRE OF ARARAT
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) Within a wide rim formed by a line circle, two crossed shields above the British Royal Arms and below the rising sun, the shields depict a mine head and a plough in front of a wheat sheaf; around, SHIRE OF ARARAT
(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: Gilt
Issued By: Ararat Shire Council, Ararat, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Mint: Brim Medallions, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Commissioned By: Ararat Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, 1985

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