Australia Victoria Melbourne
Visit of Duke of Edinburgh 1867 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Victoria's second son, was Australia's first royal visitor. Arriving in 1867, he stayed for six months. This medal was the first of four versions issued. During his visit to Sydney there was an attempted assassination of the Duke, who received a bullet wound to the back.
Bust of Duke in military uniform facing left; around on raised border; THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH MEDAL below bust in tiny letters the makers name; STOKES & MARTIN
On the sides of a triangle set on a 12 point star; LOVE PURITY & FIDELITY;; withing the triangle a radiate six point star
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
(edge) (obverse) (reverse)
Type of item
38 mm (Outside Diameter), 28.03 g (Weight)
[Book] McKinlay, Brian. 1970. The First Royal Tour 1867-1868.
[Article] Faringdon-Davis, Gillian. 1988. The Monarchy and its Part in Australia's Maturity. Australian Numismatist. 68-83.