Summary

Australia Queensland Drayton Toowoomba
Medal - Drayton and Toowoomba Agricultural & Horticultural Society Prize c.1863 (AD)
Mint: Not recorded; Artist: R.C.
Awarded to: Drayton and Toowoomba Agricultural & Horticultural Society prize medal designed by 'R.C.' and issued around 1863. The Drayton & Toowoomba Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Queensland, was established that year and held its first show in 1864. Agricultural and horticultural societies played an important role in the development of agriculture in the nineteenth century, encouraging competition for crops and livestock, skills such as ploughing and new farming practices. They held regular shows and competitions. Today the Toowoomba Royal Show is one of the biggest regional agricultural shows outside of Brisbane. It is the only Royal show in Queensland outside of Brisbane.

Physical Description

An bronze prize medal (45 mm diameter) featuring a rural scene including a farm house, farmer with whip leading a draught horse plough, farm animals and plants; together with the name of the society and space for details of the winner on the reverse within a wreath of corn and wheat

Obverse Description

A rural scene including a farm house, farmer with whip leading a draught horse, plough, farm animals and plants; above, PRIZE MEDAL

Reverse Description

Around a wreath of corn and wheat, DRAYTON & TOOWOOMBA AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ESTD. 1863, artist's initials R C at sides of bow holding wreath base

Edge Description

Plain

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