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Medal - Yorke Peninsula Agricultural Horticultural & Floricultural Society Silver Prize, South Australia, Australia, 1886 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20483

Summary:
Australia South Australia
Medal - Yorkes Peninsula Agricultural Horticultural and Floricultural Society Silver Prize1886 (AD)
Mint: Uncertain, dies by Altmann, E.A.
Awarded to: T. Horwood & Co.
Other Details: - Yorkes Peninsula Agricultural, Horticultural and Floricultural Society silver prize medal awarded as first prize for a 'family waggonette' at the Kadina Show in 1886. The Yorkes Peninsula Agricultural, Horticultural and Floricultural Society was one of many agricultural societies established in the middle to later nineteenth century to encourage the development of agricultural practices, improve yields, exhibit new technologies and reward technical skills such as ploughing and handcrafts. These societies generally held annual shows and competitions. The Yorke Peninsula separates Spencer and St Vincent Gulfs in South Australia. It was originally named Yorkes Peninsula by Matthew Flinders, after the Right Honourable Charles Philip Yorke, but was re-named about 1940 in accordance with the practice recommended by the International Cartographic Society. The Yorke/s Peninsula developed into one of the richest grain-producing areas for Australia.
Description:
A silver prize medal (50 mm diameter) featuring a horse, bull sheep, wheat sheaf and farming tools within a border of grape vine together with details of the winner.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 49 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 61.08 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, Yorkes Peninsula Agricultural, Horticultural & Floricultural Society, Kadina, South Australia, Ernst August Altmann, Jeweller & Engraver (circa 1850-1920), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: 1886 AD
Obverse Description: Olive wreath; around, THE YORKES PENINSULA A.H. & F. SOCIETY S. AUSTRALIA engraved within. Awarded to T Horwood & Co. First Prize for Family Waggonette KADINA 1886 (the word KADINA is struck onto the medal)
Reverse Description: Rural image of featuring a horse, bull sheep, wheat sheaf and farming tools within a border of grape vine; in exergue, much missing due to damaged die, E[. AL]TMAN M[ELBOURNE]
Edge Description: plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: THE YORKES PENINSULA A.H. & F. SOCIETY S. AUSTRALIA Awarded to T Horwood & Co. First Prize for Family Waggonette KADINA 1886 (obverse)
Reverse: E[. AL]TMAN M[ELBOURNE] breaking of the die in the exergue panel covering much of lettering
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Yorkes Peninsula Agricultural, Horticultural and Floricultural Society, Kadina, South Australia, Australia, 1886
Mint: Melbourne (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1886

Altmann employed the Melbourne Mint for many of his medal productions - this case requires confirmation.
Artist: Ernst Altmann
Awarded To: T. Horwood & Co., Kadina, South Australia, Australia, 1886

Comments

noelene brady Posted on 19 Apr 2010 3:27 PM
we have com into possesion of medals for royal agriculture society dating fro 1893 to1934 for cattle and draught horse was wondering were to go to find out more
Discovery Centre Posted on 19 Apr 2010 3:38 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi there Noelene. We suggest that you contact the Royal Agricultural Society that issued the medals. Each state in Australia has separate branches so you'll need to do a search to find their individual phone numbers as you haven't stated the particular branch. We have other medals on our site from a variety of agricultural societies, which you can view simply by clicking the 'agricultural shows' tag at above left.

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