International Exhibition, Sydney, NSW
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International Exhibition, Sydney, NSW

1879. Bronze commemorative medal, initials of manufacturers “J.S. & A.B. Wyon” in exergue, 7.5cm (diameter). Major dent to rim. Framed.

Text continues “MDCCCLXXIX. Orta recens quam pura nites (Newly risen, how brightly you shine).” The medal shows a central effigy of an allegorical figure of NSW, holding the colonial shield and surrounded by exhibition goods. The Sydney Garden Palace exhibition building, which burned down in 1882, is in the background. The obverse (front) of the coin was designed by Samuel Begg, and the reverse, depicting Australian flora by James W. Sayer. Held in MAAS; NGV.

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Item #CL194-50

Price (AUD): $770.00  Other currencies

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