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N20171 Medal, Gowing Bros Store, commemorative Queen Victoria, Diamond Jubilee, copper alloy, Sydney, 1897. Click to enlarge.

Medal, Gowing Bros Store, commemorative Queen Victoria, Diamond Jubilee, copper alloy, Sydney, 1897

Made 1897

Medal, Gowing Bros Store, commemorative Queen Victoria, Diamond Jubilee, copper alloy, Sydney, 1897.
Medal coin, OBVERSE: two heads of Queen Victoria, one old, one young, surrounded by the legend “QUEEN VICTORIA’S 60TH YEAR OF REIGN. 1837 TO 1897”. REVERSE: A central stamp of a diamond around the Australian coat of arms with kangaroo, emu and rising sun. Legend around edge “PRESENTED BY GOWING BROTHERS SYDNEY”. Date in exergue, 1897. The top is pierced with a hole.

Summary

Object No.

N20171

Object Statement

Medal, Gowing Bros Store, commemorative Queen Victoria, Diamond Jubilee, copper alloy, Sydney, 1897

Physical Description

Medal, Gowing Bros Store, commemorative Queen Victoria, Diamond Jubilee, copper alloy, Sydney, 1897.
Medal coin, OBVERSE: two heads of Queen Victoria, one old, one young, surrounded by the legend "QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH YEAR OF REIGN. 1837 TO 1897". REVERSE: A central stamp of a diamond around the Australian coat of arms with kangaroo, emu and rising sun. Legend around edge "PRESENTED BY GOWING BROTHERS SYDNEY". Date in exergue, 1897. The top is pierced with a hole.

Dimensions

Depth

2 mm

Production

Notes

The token commemorated Queen Victoria's 60th year of reign.

Made

1897

History

Notes

The token was used as a promotional item for Gowing Bros gentlemen's outfitters"

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1972

Acquisition Date

7 October 1972

Cite this Object

Harvard

Medal, Gowing Bros Store, commemorative Queen Victoria, Diamond Jubilee, copper alloy, Sydney, 1897 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 April 2019, <https://ma.as/302367>

Wikipedia

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