Australia Western Australia Perth
Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1887 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. It prompted many Australian local governments to issue commemorative medals. This medal was issued by G. Shenton, Mayor of Perth.
Head of Queen Victoria wearing veil and coronet facing left; around, VICTORIA'S JUBILEE below, 1887
At centre within ornate wide rim a view of the Perth Town Hall; around above, TOWN HALL PERTH; in exergue, G. SHENTON / MAYOR
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887
The mint name 'STOKES & MARTIN' in the truncation of the Queen's neck instead of the normal H.S. for Harry Stokes. The piece seems to be cast rather than struck.
(edge) (obverse) (reverse)
Type of item
11.38 g (Weight)
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
[Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.