Australia Victoria Great Western
Medal - Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Silver Prize 1906 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Awarded to: L.Kitz & Sons Ltd.
Other Details: This medal was awarded as Champion Prize of Australia to L. Kitz & Sons Ltd for dry wines by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria in 1906. L. Kitz & Sons Pty Ltd were wine merchants. They had businesses at 460 Little Collins St, 219 Bourke St and Royal Arcade, 335 Bourke St. The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria held annual shows at its grounds in Flemington, still used for this purpose in the 21st century.
A silver prize medal (47 mm diameter) with the obverse of the Department of Agriculture of Victoria featuring a rural scene with horse, sheep, cow and pig in the foreground, and farmer and wife driving two horse buggy in the background; combined with the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Champion Prize of Australia reverse.
At centre surmounted by crown an agricultural scene with horse, sheep, cow and pig in the foreground, and farmer and wife driving two horse buggy in the background; around, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE VICTORIA and the motto INDUSTRIAE NIHIL IMPOSSIBILE (with work nothing is impossible) on ribbon.
At centre, CHAMPION PRIZE / OF / AUSTRALIA / AWARDED BY / DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE / TO / L.KITZ & SONS LTD. / FOR / DRY WINES; around on broad rim, .. 1906 .. THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA
Purchase from Spink Noble Numismatics, 17 Aug 1990
Obverse: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE VICTORIA and the motto INDUSTRIAE NIHIL IMPOSSIBILE (with work nothing is impossible) At centre, CHAMPION PRIZE OF AUSTRALIA AWARDED BY DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE TO L.KITZ & SONS LTD. FOR DRY WINES .. 1906 .. THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA
Type of item
48 mm (Outside Diameter), 58.77 g (Weight)