Australia Victoria Kyneton
Medal - Kyneton Agricultural Association Silver Prize 1860 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Kyneton Agricultural Association silver prize medal, issued in 1860. The dies for this medal were cut in London by J.S. Wyon.
An silver prize medal (38 mm diameter) featuring an Australian Coat of Arms with Kangaroo and Emu supporters (with the emu's head and neck like an ostrich) together with details of the issuing Society and engraved details of the winner within a wreath of wheat on a shield.
Australian Coat of Arms with kangaroo and emu supportes above agricultural implements (the emu has its head turned and the neck is done like an ostrich) the shield is quartered and contains a plough, horse bull and wheat-sheaf; around, KYNETON AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION motto on ribbon below shield, GOD GIVETH THE INCREASE; artists name J.S. WYON SC.
Above shield and between tops of open wheat wreath FOUNDED / 1856 engraved on shield, SECOND PRIZE / to / Mr. C. Dryden / for draught / BROOD MARE / 1860.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
Obverse: KYNETON AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION GOD GIVETH THE INCREASE J.S. WYON SC. Reverse: FOUNDED 1856 SECOND PRIZE to Mr. C. Dryden for draught BROOD MARE 1860
Type of item
38 mm (Outside Diameter), 54.86 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.