Australia New South Wales Sydney
New South Wales Exhibition medal c. 1877 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: This medal, although undated, may relate to the Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition, Sydney, held in 1877 - 78. It features the exhibition building in Prince Albert Park, built in 1870. It is a promise of abstinence.

Physical Description

A gilt bronze medal (38 mm diameter) featuring a view of the Prince Alfred Park building constructed for the Sydney Intercolonial Exhibition of 1870 together with a promise to abstain from all intoxicating liquors.

Obverse Description

Exhibition building Prince Alfred Park, Sydney; in exergue; EXHIBITION / NEW SOUTH WALES; on exergue line; STOKES & MARTIN MEDALLISTS

Reverse Description

Within wreath of roses entwined with a ribbon bearing the words HEALTH INNOCENCE PEACE, and below clasped hands, I PROMISE / BY THE / HELP OF GOD / TO ABSTAIN FROM / ALL / INTOXICATING / LIQUORS / AS BEVERAGES / & TO ENDEAVOR / TO PERSUADE / OTHERS TO / DO SO

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