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Medal - Melbourne International Exhibition, Silver, Victoria, Australia, 1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 10808

Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Melbourne International Exhibition, Silver 1880 (AD)
Mint: Melbourne
Awarded to: Noone, John
Other Details: This medal is one of many medals awarded to the Melbourne photographer and Victorian Government Photo-lithographer John Noone in the 1870s and 1880s. Noone was Chairman of the jury assessing 'Photographs Proofs and Apparatus' at the Melbourne International Exhibition, for which he was awarded this medal. Most of his medals were won in Australian exhibitions, but he was also successful in London and at the Bengal Photographic Society exhibition of 1874. The Exhibition ran from 1 October 1880 to 30 April 1881. The exhibition building that still stands was constructed for the occasion, designed by Joseph Reed and built by David Mitchell. Over 1.3 million people visited the exhibition at a time when Melbourne's population was only around 282,000.
A silver prize medal (51 mm diameter) awarded to J. Noone as Chairman of a Jury. It features a veiled head of Queen Victoria.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 91.60 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: engraving, exhibitions, mapping, photography
Themes this item is part of: Harry Stokes, Medal Artist (circa 1840-?), Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), 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: melbourne international exhibition 1880-1881
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1880 AD
Obverse Description: At centre, head of Queen Victoria, veiled and diademed around, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION MDCCCLXXX :
Reverse Description: Within wreath, "VITAM / EXCOLVERE / PER ARTES"; below, H. STOKES
Inscriptions: Edge impressed: JOHN NOONE ESQ. CHAIRMAN OF JURY
Reverse: "VITAM / EXCOLVERE / PER ARTES" below in tiny letters, H.STOKES
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880
Mint: Melbourne (Mint), Victoria, Australia, 1880
Artist: Harry Stokes, Victoria, Australia, 1880
Awarded To: John Noone, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
  1. [Book], Official Record of the Melbourne International Exhibition 1880-1881, Mason, Firth & McCutcheon, Melbourne, 1882
  2. [Article] Pryde, Pam. 2006. John Noone, Government Photo-lithographer, 1861-1888. Script & Print: Bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand. 30 (1): 31-38.

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