Summary

Australia Victoria Melbourne
Australia Federated, 1901 1901 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: The Federation of the colonies in 1901 to form the Commonwealth of Australia was an occasion for celebration and national pride. Numerous medals were produced, often to be worn at special Federation events.

Obverse Description

At centre within wreath joined at base by shaking hands crowned Australian Arms supported by kangaroo and emu; around, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH . 1901 .

Reverse Description

Australia (or Brittania?) seated below arch holding sceptre and shield bearing Union Jack and Southern Cross, below a globe featuring Australia, below on scroll, ADVANCE; the arch inscribed with motto and Colonies, bee hive & scales

Edge Description

Plain

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Public Life & Institutions

  • Acquisition Information

    Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976

  • Date Issued

    1901 AD

  • Issued By

    Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • Inscriptions

    PLain (edge) At centre within wreath joined at base by shaking hands crowned Australian Arms supported by kangaroo and emu; around, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH . 1901 . (obverse) Australia seated below arch holding sceptre and shield bearing Union Jack and Southern Cross, below a globe featuring Australia, below on scroll, ADVANCE; the arch inscribed with motto and Colonies, bee hive & scales(reverse)

  • Series

    Australian Commemorative Medals

  • Material

    Gilt Copper

  • Axis

    12

  • Classification

    Medals, Commemorative, Australian federation

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Numismatics

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Dimensions

    31 mm (Outside Diameter), 12.81 (Weight)
    Weight includes ribbon

  • Dimensions

    30 mm (Outside Diameter)
    Measurement From Conservation.

  • Shape

    Round

  • References

    Car.1901/23

  • Keywords

    Australian Federation, 1901, Iconography