Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - National Gallery of Victoria Benefactions and Services, c. 1880
Other Details: Medal presented to benefactors by the Public Library, Museums and National Gallery of Victoria around 1880. The Public Library, National Gallery and Museums were under the one Council and all awarded medals like this. It was designed by Allan Wyon. Wyon was a member of the celebrated dynasty of coin, medal and seal engravers. He became Chief Engraver of Her Majesty's Seals. Allan Wyon co-authored with his brother, Alfred Benjamin Wyon, the first major study of the 'Great Seals of England', published in 1887.
An award medal (45 mm diameter) featuring Victory seated with Victor's wreath and olive branch.
At centre within closed floral wreath, FOR BENEFACTIONS AND SERVICES; around, THE . PUBLIC . LIBRARY . MUSEUMS . AND . NATIONAL . GALLERY . OF . VICTORIA *
Winged Victory, seated, facing l., holding a wreath in right hand, olive branch in left; around above VICTORIA . FRONDE . CORONAT ; in the exergue: ALLAN WYON
Purchase from Spink (Australia), 17 Aug 1990
circa 1880 AD
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880
The Public Library, National Gallery and Museums were under the one Council and all awarded medals like this.
Obverse: THE PUBLIC LIBRARY MUSEUMS AND NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA FOR BENEFACTIONS AND SERVICES Reverse: VICTORIA . FRONDE . CORONAT ; In the exergue: ALLAN WYON
Type of item
45 mm (Outside Diameter), 53.1 g (Weight)
NU 32502 45 mm 53.118g.