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Medal - Melbourne Victorian Exhibition Commemorative 1872 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: This medal was struck by the Melbourne firm Stokes and Martin with a medal press they set up to demonstrate medal making at the 1872-73 Victorian Exhibition. The Exhibition was held 6 November 1872 - 8 January 1873.
A bronze commemorative medal (22 mm diameter) featuring Julius Hogarth's aboriginal portrait and and Australian shield surmounted by a possum.
BILLI EX : REX : VICT./1872 Head of a bearded Aborigine facing right, Initials I.H under neck truncation.
STRUCK AT THE EXHIBITION MINT Coat of arms surrounded by a wreath.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George H. Wannenmacher, 15 Mar 1976
BILLI EX : REX : VICT. 1872 Head of a bearded Aborigine facing right, Initials I.H under neck truncation (obverse). STRUCK AT THE EXHIBITION MINT Coat of arms surrounded by a wreath (reverse).
Type of item
22 mm (Outside Diameter), 3.82 g (Weight)
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