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Medal - Melbourne Exhibition Commemorative
Gilt commemorative medal from the International Exhbition, Melbourne 1880-1881
Other Details: This medal was struck for sale to visitors to the exhibition. It features view of the Exhibition Building from the south-east and an olive wreath and crown. Unlike most medals of this type, it is not holed. The Melbourne International Exhibition ran from 1 October 1880 to 30 April 1881. The exhibition building that still stands was constructed for the occasion, designed by Joseph Reed and built by David Mitchell. Over 1.3 million people visited the exhibition at a time when Melbourne's population was only around 282,000.
A gilt medal that features a view of the Exhibition Building from the south-east and an open olive wreath, tied by bow at bottom and with crown between tops of branches.
A view of the Exhibition Building from the south-east; in exergue, INTERNATIONAL / EXHIBITION / 1880 MELBOURNE / 1881
An open olive wreath, tied by bow at bottom and with crown between tops of branches.
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Robert (Bob) Edwards, 1989
Obverse: INTERNATIONAL / EXHIBITION / 1880 MELBOURNE / 1881
Type of item
22 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.22 g (Weight)
[Book] 1882. Official Record of the Melbourne International Exhibition 1880-1881.