Australia New South Wales
Horticultural Society of New South Wales Bronze Prize c 1860 (AD)
Awarded to: Not issued
Other Details: Horticultural Society of New South Wales bronze prize medal. The medal was not issued. Agricultural and horticultural societies aimed to promote agriculture in the colony; to improve farmers' skills and equipment; to diversify production; to improve plant and animal stock; to publish information gathered; to maintain links with societies and agriculturalists overseas; to present trophies and awards to encourage improvements; and to hold annual fairs. Horticultural societies were particularly interested in plant exchanges and propagation.
A bronze prize medal (62 mm. diameter) struck for the Hortocultural Society of New South Wales by the Sydney private mint of J.C. Thornthwaite. This example has not been engraved with a winners name. It features a staghorn plant.
At centre a Staghorn; around, HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY NEW SOUTH WALES; across PERSISTERE EST PROSPERARE; in small letters on either side of the word SOUTH, THORNTHWAITE SYDNEY
Within a wreath of canes, PRESENTED/TO (space for name of winner)
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
circa 1860 AD
Obverse:HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY NEW SOUTH WALES PERSISTERE EST PROSPERARE THORNTHWAITE SYDNEY Reverse: PRESENTED TO
Type of item
See Car. 1868/4 but this is the standard prize medal without the commemorative legend.