Fitzroy Children carnival 1887
Medal distributed by the mayor, G.C. Clauscen
Medal by Altmann, E.A.

In 1887 a chilrden's carnival was held in Fitzroy to celebrate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria. This medal was produced in honor of that occasion and distributed by the Mayor of Fitzroy, George C. Clauscen. Clauscen was Mayor in 1886-87; he also served as a councillor in Northcoate. He ran a chain of furniture stores in the district. Clauscen Street, Fitzroy, is named in his honour.

Obverse Description

Head of Queen Victoria left, wearing vein and coronet; around, IN COMMEMORATION OF CHILDRE[N'S] CARNIVAL IN HONOUR OF THE; above head, QUEEN'S; below, JUBILEE / 1887 In tiny letters below the head the artists initials, E.A.A.

Reverse Description

Between scrolls in three lines, PRESENTED BY / G.C.CLAUSCEN / MAYOR OF FITZROY

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