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Commemoration of Sydney and Melbourne International Exhibition

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, J. S. (maker)
    Wyon, A. B. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    280-1881

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal was struck to commemorate the International Exhibition held in Sydney in 1880. On the obverse side 'Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, K.G., President of Royal Commission' is shown in profile. On the reverse side there is a wreath and the legend, 'Australian International Exhibitions. Sydney, 1879- 1880. Melbourne, 1880- 1881. The medal was awarded by the organisers to 'The South Kensington Museum for services'.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Wyon, J. S. (maker)
Wyon, A. B. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 7.62 cm

Object history note

Given by the Royal Commission of Australian Exhibitions to commemorate the Sydney International Exhibitions 1880-1881.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, head of Albert Edward, Sydney and Melbourne International Exhibition, by J.S. & A.B. Wyon, England, 1880

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1881. London, 1882, p. 26

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Coins & Medals; Commemoration; Royalty; Portraits

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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