The Taltarni Vineyards instigated an award for services to Australian wine industry and commissioned the artist Ronald Searle to design the prize medal. This example of the medal, dated 1983, was presented to the Museum both as a medal related to the wine industry and as an example of late twentieth century medallic art.

Obverse Description

At centre; Bacchus holding bottle and bunch of Grapes riding a Kangaroo around, TALTARNI. .AUSTRALIA; below Ronald Searle.

Reverse Description

Incuse legend; VINUS FACIT / DIVES ANOMOS MOLLIA / CORDA DAT. at centre vine bearing grapes; below, The Taltarni Award.

Edge Description

1983 BR FLOR

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