Commemorative Medal, Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (Nelson)

Maker and role
Manufacturer: Stokes & Son (estab. 1856)
Production date
1897
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Object Detail


Production place
Melbourne/Victoria/Australia
Description
A commemorative medal for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The medals were produced by Stokes & Son in Melbourne. Many were given to local children. The obverse of the medal has overlapping images of Queen Victoria in 1837 and 1897. It is inscribed on one side 'QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH YEAR OF REIGN 1837 TO 1897'. The reverse is inscribed 'NELSON'S CELEBRATIONS PALMAM QUI MERUIT FERRAT' around an image of HMS Victory. The Latin motto was one was adopted by Lord Nelson and can be translated 'Let him bear away the palm who has deserved it'.
Object type
Media/materials description
Metal
Measurements
0 - Whole = Diameter (mm) = 32mm
Height (mm) = 37mm
Maker biography
Information about the firm from Museums Victoria
https://collections.museumsvictoria.com.au/articles/2475#:~:text=In%201856%20he%20established%20a,has%20more%20recently%20been%20contested).
Subject category
Accession number
NP5535.2
Credit line
XXX,XXX. Nelson Provincial Museum Collection: XXXXXX

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