Gilt medal struck for Deloraine in Tasmania for the 1887 Queen Victoria Jubilee
McArthur Bequest, National Gallery of Victoria
Artist: Harry Stokes
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: The fiftieth anniversary of the ascention of Queen Victoria was celebrated with enthusiasm throughout the Empire. This medal was one of many issued by local governments to commemorate the occasion. It was issued by the Municipality of Deloraine, Tasmania. Deloraine is a Tasmanian rural community exactly half way between Launceston and Devonport. It was founded in the 1820s and became a municipality in 1863.

Obverse Description

Head of Queen Victoria veiled and wearing coronet left; around, VICTORIA'S JUBILEE below, 1887

Reverse Description

Within wide ornate rim, DELORAINE / TASMANIA / JUNE 1887

Edge Description


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