Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Melbourne Victorian Exhibition Commemorative 1872 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: This medal was struck by the Melbourne firm Stokes and Martin with a medal press they set up to demonstrate medal making at the Victorian Exhibition. The Exhibition was held 6 November 1872 - 8 January 1873.

Physical Description

A silver commemorative medal (22 mm diameter) featuring Julius Hogarth's aboriginal portrait and and Australian shield surmounted by a possum. This medal has been holed as part of the manufacturing process.

Obverse Description

BILLI EX : REX : VICT./1872 Head of a bearded Aborigine facing right, Intials I.H under neck truncation

Reverse Description

STRUCK AT THE EXHIBITION MINT Coat of arms surrounded by a wreath

Edge Description


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