Victorian Rifle Association
Married Versus Singles Prize pre 1900 (AD)
Mint: W.J.Taylor, London
Awarded to: Turner, (Private)
Other Details: Victorian Rifle Association prize medal, awarded to Private Turner prior 1903. The prize category was 'married vs single'; Turner was top scorer. The medal was made by W.J. Taylor. William Joseph Taylor, a London medallist and dealer, had tried to set up a mint in Melbourne in the early 1850s and retained links to the city.
A silver prize medal (38 mm diameter) with loop attached to edge at top, featuring rifleman kneeling taking aim.
Rifleman taking aim, kneeling & facing left below in small letters the makers name; W.J. TAYLOR. LONDON
Engraved within a wreath of oak and laurel and below a crown, MARRIED-V-SINGLE / PRIVATE TURNER / TOP SCORER below in small letters the makers name; W.J. TAYLOR. LONDON
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15/3/1976
pre 1903 AD
Obverse: W.J.TAYLOR. LONDON Reverse (engraved): MARRIED - V - SINGLE PRIVATE TURNER TOP SCORER W.J.TAYLOR LONDON
Type of item
Round with loop
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
[Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.