1063401 | AUSTRALIA. Victoria.
(Queen, 1837-1901). 1880 AV Medal (14 Ducats Weight). NGC PR61 Cameo.
By H. Stokes, Melbourne. Edge: Inscribed, SIR P. CUNLIFE OWEN K.C.M.G. C.B & Co FOR SERVICES. 38mm. 50.62gm. MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION MDCCCLXXX •. Bust, left; signed on truncation /
"VITAM/ EXCOLVERE/ PER ARTES" (Life is enhanced through the Arts). Three line inscription within wreath; signed below.
First Prize Medal awarded to Sir P. Cunliffe Owen K.C.M.G. C.B & Co For Service at the 1888 Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne. .
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Sir Francis Philip Cunliffe-Owen KCB KCMG CIE FRSA (8 June 1828 – 23 March 1894) was an exhibition organizer and the Director of the South Kensington Museum in London (later split into the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum).