Australia Victoria Great Western
Medal - Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Silver Prize 1908(AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons employing old Stokes & Martin dies
Awarded to: Morrison, Alexander
Other Details: This Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria silver first prize medal was awarded in 1908 to Alexander Morrison for a set of wagonette harness. Morrison also won four silver first prize Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria medals in 1905, 1906, 1907 and 1910 for race or stock saddles. In 1908 Alexander Morrison, saddler, had premises on the ground floor of the Gothic Chambers at 418 Bourke St and at 1 Wright's Lane. His manufatory was probably located in Wright's Lane, since it was also occupied by three other saddle-makers, three printers, a picture framer, 'metal spinner', photographer, card maker and book binder.
A silver prize medal (36 mm diameter) awarded to Alexander Morrison, featuring Victoria standing holding a Victor's wreath and colonial shield surrounded by the heads of a horse, sheep and cow, a plough, wind mill and stables. In the background a ship powered by steam ans sail leaves port and a light-house.
At centre inscribed within an olive wreath, Alexander Morrison / 1908; around, THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA
Victoria standing front, head left holding a Victor's wreath in right hand and resting left hand on colonial shield; she is surrounded by the heads of a horse, sheep and cow, a plough, wind mill and stables. In the background a ship powered by steam ans sail leaves port and a light-house; in exergue, S&M
Engraved: 1ST. PRIZE, SET OF WAGGONETTE HARNESS
Purchase from Spink (Australia), 18/5/1989
Edge engraved: 1ST. PRIZE, SET OF WAGGONETTE HARNESS Obverse engraved: Alexander Morrison 1908 Reverse: S& M
Type of item
28.89 g (Weight)