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Medal - Women's Christian Temperance Union, Women's Temperence, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 10816

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Women's Christian Temperence Union c. 1890 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: This is a general purpose medal of the Australian Abstinence movement. Several organisations in nineteenth century Victoria were established to promote temperance, oppose the extension of hotel licences, and educate children and adults about the dangers of alcohol. They included the Order of the Sons of Temperance, the International Order of Good Templars, and the Band of Hope.
Description:
A silver medal in the form of a cross (25 * 34 mm) with loop at top for wearing. It features a globe with the letters WCTU
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 33 mm (Height), 24 mm (Width)
Weight: 8.33 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Height with loop extended

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Tagged with: alcohol, prohibition, temperance, wine
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: religions
Series: Australian Temperance Medals
DateEra: circa 1890 AD
Obverse Description: Cross shaped badge with globe at centre; across globe, W.C.T.U.; on arms of cross, .FOR GOD. .HOME. & HUMANITY PROHIBITION
Reverse Description: Punched at base, STG. SIL.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: WCTU FOR GOD HOME & HUMANITY PROHIBITION
Shape: Cross
Material: Silver
Issued By: Women's Temperence, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons (Mint)

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