Australia New South Wales
New South Wales Centennial 1888 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: New South Wales gilt bronze centennial medal, issued in 1888. The obverse features New South Wales leaning on a shield under sun rays, and a ship entering the Heads; the reverse features the Advance Australia Arms.
Previous Collections: George McArthur, Maldon
New South Wales reclining and leaning on a shield decorated with bee-hive and golden-fleece(?), ship entering the Heads, radient sun above; Around above, NEW SOUTH WALES in exergue, CENTENNIAL
Advance Australia Arms supported by kangaroo left, emu right; Around, AUSTRALIA'S CELEBRATION * 1888 * below Arms in tiny letters, STOKES & MARTIN / MELBOURNE
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15/3/1976
Plain (edge) NEW SOUTH WALES/CENTENNIAL Britannia reclining and leaning on a shield, ship entering the Heads (obverse) AUSTRALIA'S CELEBRATION/* 1888 */STOKES & MARTIN/MELBOURNE Kangaroo l., emu r., shield btwn them. (reverse)
Type of item
5.84 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.