Summary

Australia Victoria
Victorian Rifle Association
Married Versus Singles Prize pre 1900 (AD)
Mint: W.J.Taylor, London
Awarded to: Turner, (Private)
Other Details: Victorian Rifle Association prize medal, awarded to Private Turner prior 1903. The prize category was 'married vs single'; Turner was top scorer. The medal was made by W.J. Taylor. William Joseph Taylor, a London medallist and dealer, had tried to set up a mint in Melbourne in the early 1850s and retained links to the city.

Physical Description

A silver prize medal (38 mm diameter) with loop attached to edge at top, featuring rifleman kneeling taking aim.

Obverse Description

Rifleman taking aim, kneeling & facing left below in small letters the makers name; W.J. TAYLOR. LONDON

Reverse Description

Engraved within a wreath of oak and laurel and below a crown, MARRIED-V-SINGLE / PRIVATE TURNER / TOP SCORER below in small letters the makers name; W.J. TAYLOR. LONDON

Edge Description

Plain

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