Medal issued in 1899 to mark the fiftieth jubilee of the 'Larpent' anchoring in Corio Bay on 28 June 1849. It was commissioned by a passenger on that voyage, James Oddie, who later became a successful Ballarat businessman and politician.
Mint: not recorded.
Previous Collections: George McArthur.

Obverse Description

Sailing ship 'Larpent' under full sail right; above, "LARPENT" JUBILEE; below, 28TH. JUNE 1899

Reverse Description

Above a spray of rose, thistle, shamrock and wattle; PRESENTED / -BY- / JAS. ODDIE ESQ. / - CHAIRMAN - / IN COMMEMORATION OF / THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY / OF ANCHORING IN / CORIO BAY / (image of anchor) / 28. JUNE 1849

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