Medal - Victoria's Jubilee Exhibition Bronze Prize1884 - 1885 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: Bronze prize medal issued for Victoria's Jubilee Exhibition. The Exhibition was held in the Royal Exhibition Buildings in 1884-5 as part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of white settlement in Victoria. The medal names J.H. Knipe, a prominent land speculator in Melbourne in the later 19th century.
A bronze prize medal (30 mm dia) that has not been issued. It provides details of the exhibition and winner's name and features Plenty standing front, emptying a cornucopia and pointing to a scroll with the motto NOBLE AND USEFUL WORKS
At centre on shield, AWADRED / TO around, J.H. KNIPE . ORIG. PRO. around all on broad rim, JUBILEE OF VICTORIA EXHIBITION 1884 - 85
Within a trefoil compartment Plenty standing front, emptying a cornucopiae and pointing to a scroll with the motto NOBLE AND USEFUL WORKS. In the three compartments outside the trefoil, a leaf and scroll work.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
Obverse: JUBILEE OF VICTORIA EXHIBITION 1884 - 85 J.H. KNIPE . ORIG. PRO. AWARDED TO Reverse: NOBLE AND USEFUL WORKS
Type of item
30 mm (Outside Diameter), 12.18 g (Weight)
Car. 1884-5/1 in bronze