Australia Victoria Melbourne
Melbourne Church of England Grammar School, Gold Prize Medal (unissued) c. 1880 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Melbourne Church of England Grammar School gilt prize medal, dated around 1880. It was not awarded. Melbourne Grammar was established in St Kilda Road in 1858, on a land grant of 15 acres. The School's new bluestone classrooms initially accomodated 77 pupils. The School's first 40 years were a struggle. Changes in headmasters and the economic depression of the 1890s saw Senior School enrolments fall from 272 in 1889 to 117 in 1894. In the new century, however, stability was established and enrolments increased.
An unissued gilt prize medal (48 mm diameter) featuring the School shield.
At centre, School shield surmounted by Bishop's mitre; around, CHURCH OF ENGLAND GRAMMAR SCHOOL MELBOURNE
Space within a laurel wreath to engrave a recipients details
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
circa 1880 AD
Obverse: MELBOURNE CHURCH OF ENGLAND GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Type of item
48 mm (Outside Diameter), 71.26 g (Weight)