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.
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.
Exhibition building Prince Alfred Park, Sydney; in exergue; EXHIBITION / NEW SOUTH WALES; on exergue line; STOKES & MARTIN MEDALLISTS
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
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
circa 1877 AD
Obverse: EXHIBITION NEW SOUTH WALES STOKES & MARTIN MEDALLISTS Reverse: I PROMISE BY THE HELP OF GOD TO ABSTAIN FROM ALL INTOXICATING LIQUORS AS BEVERAGES & TO ENDEAVOR TO PERSUADE OTHERS TO DO SO
Type of item
38 mm (Outside Diameter), 28.81 g (Weight)
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
[Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.