Summary

Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery Regiment medal awarded to S.C. Newman on 24 May 1858.

Newman served in the No. 1 Gun Detachment of the Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery Regiment.

Obverse Description

At centre the All-seeing eye radiating light beams to near rim of medal; around eye a circular wreath within which the letters VMRR.

Reverse Description

At centre the All-seeing eye radiating light beams to near rim of medal; around eye a circular wreath within which the letters VMRR.

Edge Description

Impressed, PRESENTED TO S.C.NEWMAN No 1 GUN DETACHMENT RVVAR 24 MAY 1858.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Public Life & Institutions

  • Acquisition Information

    Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976

  • Date Issued

    1858 AD

  • Issued By

    Australia, 1858

  • Awarded By

    Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery Regiment, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 May 1858

  • Awarded To

    S. C. Newman, Victoria, Australia, 24 May 1858

  • Inscriptions

    Impressed, PRESENTED TO S.C.NEWMAN No 1 GUN DETACHMENT RVVAR 24 MAY 1858 (edge) At centre the All-seeing eye radiating light beams to near rim of medal; around eye a circular wreath within which the letters VMRR (obverse) Same as obverse (reverse)

  • Series

    Victorian Volunteer

  • Material

    Silver

  • Axis

    12

  • Classification

    Medals, Military general service, Meritorius service

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Numismatics

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Maximum dimensions

    3 mm (Length), 44 mm (Width), 3 mm (Depth), 57 mm (Height)
    Measurement From Conservation.

  • Shape

    Round with loop

  • References

    A context for this medal may be found in 'Rules and regulations'. Victoria. Volunteer Artillery Regiment, 1856. State Library of Victoria 824 V66. See also 'Rough sketch of the intended field operations of the Victorian Volunteer Force as ordered for the 21st April 1862, on the Werribee' [cartographic material]. W.A.D. Anderson, Colonel Commandant / sketched by P.H. Scratchley ; lithographed at the Office of Lands and Survey, Melbourne, April 12th 1862, by James B. Philp. State Library of Victoria 821.1992 HKMB 1862.