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Models of gold nuggets found in Berlin, Victoria

Made
A pair of plaster of paris models of Australian gold nuggets: No.147 Crescent; Berlin, Victoria. The surface is painted with gold paint. The model has a significant hole in it that represents the irregular shapes of gold orginally found.

Old label reads:
Obtained at John's Paddock, Berlin, (now Rheola) Victoria
depth from surface, 2 feet
Gross weight, 179 oz
Approx value, pounds 704 sterling
Found April 2nd 1872

Summary

Object No.

10106

Object Statement

Models of gold nuggets (2), original 'Crescent' found in Berlin, Victoria 1872, plaster, maker unknown, Victoria, Australia, 1872-1885

Physical Description

A pair of plaster of paris models of Australian gold nuggets: No.147 Crescent; Berlin, Victoria. The surface is painted with gold paint. The model has a significant hole in it that represents the irregular shapes of gold orginally found.

Old label reads:
Obtained at John's Paddock, Berlin, (now Rheola) Victoria
depth from surface, 2 feet
Gross weight, 179 oz
Approx value, pounds 704 sterling
Found April 2nd 1872

Marks

Numbered with '147' with black ink to gold surface

Dimensions

Height

75 mm

Width

105 mm

Production

Notes

Possibly one of 15 gold nugget models purchased from James White in 1885. The newer model possibly a copy made for the Mint display in 1992

History

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1885

Acquisition Date

23 October 1885

Cite this Object

Harvard

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Wikipedia

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