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Medal - Jubilee of Archibald Fountain, M.R. Roberts Ltd, New South Wales, Australia, 1982 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20586

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
50th Anniversary of Archibald Fountain 1932 -1982 (AD)
Mint: Amor
Other Details: A gilt medal issued by M.R. Roberts to commemorate the 50th jubilee of the Archibald Fountain. The Archibald fountain was erected in Hyde Park North in 1932, bequeathed to the City of Sydney by J.F. Archibald, founder of the Bulletin newspaper. It commemorates the association between Australia and France in World War I, and is the work of French sculptor Francois Sicard. It depicts a bronze Apollo surrounded by other mythical figures. Archibald was fascinated by all things Parisian. He changed his name from John Feltham to Jules Francois and wore an unfashionable French-style beard.
Description:
A gilt medal issued by M.R. Roberts
Bust of Archibald facing right inclined slightly to front, wearing glasses, suit and tie; around above; J.F. ARCHIBALD - ART BENEFACTOR; below, * 1856 - 1919 *
Statue from the Archibald fountain set within radiate circle, right arm extended; around in broad rim, ARCHIBALD MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN * 1932 - 1982
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Barrie Winsor - Wynyard Coin Centre, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.57 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: fountains
Themes this item is part of: Jules Francois (previously John Feltham) Archibald, Journalist (1856-1919), Public Life & Institutions Collection, W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: monuments
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1982 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of Archibald facing right inclined slightly to front, wearing glasses, suit and tie; around above; J.F. ARCHIBALD - ART BENEFACTOR; below, * 1856 - 1919 *
Reverse Description: Statue from the Archibald fountain set within radiate circle, right arm extended; around in broad rim, ARCHIBALD MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN * 1932 - 1982
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse) Bust of Archibald facing right inclined slightly to front, wearing glasses, suit and tie; around above; J.F. ARCHIBALD - ART BENEFACTOR; below, * 1856 - 1919 *
(reverse) Statue from the Archibald fountain set within radiate circle, right arm extended; around in broad rim, ARCHIBALD MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN * 1932 - 1982
Shape: round
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: M.R. Roberts Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1982
Mint: Amor (Mint), Australia, 1982
Commissioned By: M.R. Roberts Ltd, Australia, 1982
Person Depicted: Jules Francois Archibald, 1982

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