Summary

Australia Victoria Melbourne
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 a head of Queen Victoria wearing coronet and neckless of pearls by T. Stokes. It has a small hole near the top but has also a large hole at the centre. 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.

Physical Description

Gilt commemorative medal from the International Exhbition, Melbourne 1880-1881. This medal was struck for sale to visitors to the exhibition. It features view of the Exhibition Building from the south-east and a head of Queen Victoria wearing coronet and neckless of pearls by T. Stokes. It has a small hole near the top to facilitate wearing on a coloured ribbon; but has also a large hole at the centre.

Obverse Description

Head of Queen Victoria facing left, wearing coronet and necklace of pearls; around VICTORIA 1880-1 and in tiny letters on the truncation the srtists initials, T.S.

Reverse Description

A view of the Exhibition Building from the south-east; in exergue, INTERNATIONAL / EXHIBITION / 1880 MELBOURNE / 1881

Edge Description

Plain

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