Summary

Australia Victoria Portland
Medal - Shire of Portland Victorian Sesquicentenary 1985 (AD)
Mint: Brim
Other Details: A gold-plated medal issued by the Shire of Portland to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features a Shire shield and the sesquicentenary logo. Portland is regarded as the birthplace of Victoria. The Henty brothers, entrepreneur farmers and whalers, established the state's first permanent white settlement in Portland in 1834. It initially rivalled Melbourne, but developed slowly as a fishing port.

Physical Description

A gold plated medal issued by the Shire of Portland to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features a Shire shield and the sesquicentenary logo.

Obverse Description

Within a wide rim formed by a rope circle, the Sire shield featuring a golden fleece, a horse, a plough and a sailing ship, accross the base on a ribbon is the motto, CRADO TUTO PROGRESSUS; around, THE SHIRE OF PORTLAND . 1863

Reverse Description

Logo of the Victorian sesquicentenary; below, VICTORIA 150 / GROWING TOGETHER 1984-5 at rim in small letters the mint name, BRIM MELB

Edge Description

Plain

More Information