Shire of Prahran, medal for Queen Victoria's Jubilee, 1887 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Queen Victoria's 50th jubilee in 1887 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. This medal was one of many issued by local governments to commemorate the occasion. Prahran was originally surveyed for farm allotments, with land sales in 1840 and 1849-50. During the 1870s the Prahran municipality's population had grown by 50%. By 1879 a rail line from Melbourne to Gippsland also traversed Prahran, and cable trams began to run in Toorak Road and Chapel Street the year after this medal was issued.
Previous Collections: Wannanmacher.
At centre within a wreath, head of Queen Victoria facing left, Veiled; on arms of cross, top, JUBILEE, bottom, 1887 left, BORN 1819; right, ASCD. 1837
Around centre, PRESENTED BY THE MAYOR OF PRAHRAN
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
(edge) (obverse) (reverse)
Type of item
33x37mm. Cross shaped with loop for wearing at top. Weight includes ribbons (purple, red and stained/faded sky blue attached to loop