Summary

Australia Victoria
Medal - Shire of Kerang Victorian Sesquicentenary 1985 (AD)
Mint: Brim
Other Details: A gold-plated medal issued by the Shire of Kerang to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features two crossed shields below Arms with lion and kangaroo supporters, the left shield contains depictions of grape vines and wheat-sheaf; the right depicts a milkmaid and cow, and the sesquicentenary logo. The Shire of Kerang, on the Lodden river near the northern Victorian border, was constituted in 1871. A rural area, it benefited from newly developed irrigation techniques, although by the middle twentieth century was struggling to cope with salination problems. On 20 January 1995 most of the Shire of Kerang joined the new Gannawarra Shire Council.

Physical Description

A gold-plated medal issued by the Shire of Kerang to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features two crossed shields below Arms with lion and kangaroo supporters, the left shield contains depictions of grape vines and wheat-sheaf; the right depicts a milkmaid and cow, and the sesquicentenary logo.

Obverse Description

Within broad rim formed by line circle, two crossed shields below Arms with lion and kangaroo supporterd, the left shield contains depictions of grape vines and wheat-sheaf; the right depicts a milkmaid and cow; around, SHIRE OF KERANG. Between the base of the shields is a badly formed Southern Cross. The motto on the ribbon under the Arms reads, UNO ANIMO VINCEMUS

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

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