Australian Commonwealth 1898 (AD)
Other Details: Medal issued in 1898 to commemorating the forthcoming Commonwealth of Australia. It includes a map of Australia divided into the six colonies / states, each represented by a ray.
Map of Australia, within ring; on ring, AUSTRALIA'S COMMONWEALTH * 3-6-98 *; from the ring a series of rays form the six points of a star the top one of which has a loop with attached pin for wearing. The map of Australia is divided into the six colonies / states with each ray representing one.
Chitty, numismatic catalogue of medals 1922 comments that these were worn in Melbourne
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
plain (edge) At centre a map of Australia; around, AUSTRALIA'S COMMONWEALTH *3-6-98* (obverse) plain (reverse)
Type of item
The pin is 40 mm.long
Exhibition Collection Management
40 mm (Length), 26 mm (Width), 5 mm (Height)