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Medal - Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition Commemorative 1888
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: This medal was produced as a memento of a visit to the exhibition. Its image of the Exhibition Building seen from the south-east was probably the best medallic representation.
Commemorative medallion struck for the Centennial International Exhibition in 1888. Bronze.
Obverse: CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION/1888-89/MELBOURNE/STOKES AND MARTIN MELBOURNE Image of Royal Exhibition Building in relief, with lake and gardens in the foreground.
Reverse: In the centre, monogrammed C & E entwined, decorated with swirls and Celtic patterns. Around the outside, an elaborate wreath where half is wheat sheaves and half is scotch thistle, shamrocks and oak leaves. This combines symbols from Great Britain and Australia.
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1996
Type of item
4 mm (Height), 40 mm (Outside Diameter), 37.47 g (Weight)