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Medal - Commonwealth Celebrations Victoria Silver Commemorative 1901 (AD)
The Australian Commonwealth
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: McIntyre, John (Sir)
Other Details: Silver medal issued in 1901 to commemorate Commonwealth celebrations in Victoria. It names Sir John McIntyre, M.L.A. in the seat of Maldon. McIntyre was a businessman as well as a politician. He worked several mining claims successfully, settled at Bendigo, and established an apothecary and gold-buying business.
A silver medal, holed and with silver loop (22 mm diameter) featuring the British shield flanked by Australian and British flags. The reverse depicts the shields of each of the six new States around an Australian Coat of Arms with kangaroo and emu supporters.
Shields of each of the six new States around an Australian Coat of Arms with kangaroo and emu supporters. around, THE AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH
At centre Arms of Great Britain in front of flags of Australia and Great Britain; around, ONE NATION ONE PEOPLE ONE DESTINY
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr J W. McIntyre, 26 Feb 1990
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
At centre Arms of the States; around, THE AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH (obverse) At centre Arms of Great Britain in front of flags; around, ONE NATION ONE PEOPLE ONE DESTINY (reverse)
Type of item
22 mm (Outside Diameter), 6.04 g (Weight)
Height with loop extended 27 mm
Exhibition Collection Management
26 mm (Length), 22 mm (Width), 7 mm (Height)
7mm high with link, 2mm high without link.