Australia New South Wales Sydney
Medal - Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Practice with Science 1870 (AD)
Mint: Hardy Brothers, London
Awarded to: Mueller, Ferdinand von
Other Details: This bronze medal was awarded to Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, director of the Botanical Gardens and Victorian Government Botanist, by the Agricultural Society of New South Wales in 1870. Mueller exchanged plant specimens with botanic gardens and museums around the world, and described thousands of Australian species.
A bronze prize medal (89 mm diameter) featuring New South Wales, standing facing, holding a lit torch and a Victor's wreath, around her four children representing the four seasons harvest wheat, carry grapes and tend sheep; below on three panels art, agriculture and industry are represented.
New South Wales, standing facing, holding a lit torch and a Victor's wreath, around her four children harvest wheat, carry grapes and; below on three panels art, agriculture and industry are representeed. tend sheep; around above, AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES in small letter below HARDY BROTHERS LONDON & SYDNEY
Around above an olive wreath, PRACTICE WITH SCIENCE; within wreath, AWARDED / TO / DR. VON MUELLER / COLLECTION OF PLANTS. / SECTION XI / CLASS ; below wreath 1870
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, 15 Mar 1976
Obverse: AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES in small letter below HARDY BROTHERS LONDON & SYDNEY Reverse: PRACTICE WITH SCIENCE AWARDED TO DR. VON MUELLER COLLECTION OF PLANTS SECTION XI CLASS 1870
Type of item
89 mm (Outside Diameter)
weight > 100 g