Australian Commonwealth 1898 (AD)
Other Details: Medal issued in 1898 to commemorating the forthcoming Commonwealth of Australia. It includes a map of Australia divided into the six colonies / states, each represented by a ray.
Map of Australia, within ring; on ring, AUSTRALIA'S COMMONWEALTH * 3-6-98 *; from the ring a series of rays form the six points of a star the top one of which has a loop with attached pin for wearing. The map of Australia is divided into the six colonies / states with each ray representing one.
Chitty, numismatic catalogue of medals 1922 comments that these were worn in Melbourne
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Plain (edge) At centre an Australian map with South Australia including the Northern Territory; around, AUSTRALIA'S COMMONWEALTH * 3.6.98 * (obverse) Plain (reverse)
Type of item
Exhibition Collection Management
27 mm (Width), 32 mm (Height), 30 mm (Outside Diameter)
32 to top of loop