Australia New South Wales Sydney
Visit of the Duke of Edinburgh 1868 (AD)
Mint: Whitty & Brown, Sydney (probable)
Other Details: Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Victoria's second son, was Australia's first royal visitor. Arriving in 1867, he stayed for six months. This medal was the first of four versions issued. It features HMS Galatea, a ship driven by both steam and sail. During his visit to Sydney there was an attempted assassination of the Duke, who received a bullet wound to the back.
Head of Duke of Edinburgh, bare, facing left; initials T.B. raised on neck truncation; around, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH; below, H.R.H.
IN/COMMEMORATION/OF/PRINCE ALFREDS/VISIT/TO SYDNEY/JANUARY 21/18 68 within wreath and below crown at centre top
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15/3/1976
Plain (edge) THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH/H.R.H.; Head of Duke of Edinburgh facing l. Initials T.B. on neck truncation (obverse) IN/COMMEMORATION/OF/PRINCE ALFREDS/VISIT/TO SYDNEY/JANUARY 21/18 68 Wreath and crown in centre top (reverse)
Type of item
18.46 g (Weight)
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
[Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
[Article] Faringdon-Davis, Gillian. 1988. The Monarchy and its Part in Australia's Maturity. Australian Numismatist. 68-83.
[Book] McKinlay, Brian. 1970. The First Royal Tour 1867-1868.