Engraving Plate [Sydney International Exhibition 1879]

1879
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Production Date
1879
Description
Copper plate face features design, lead base. Design - female figure standing in profile with one arm raised and holding a wreath. Other hand touches a shield. Hair and robe are Gretian inspired. Behind her are objects such as an anchor, musical instrument, wheel, vases etc. A large building can be seen in the distance. The motto 'Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites' is inscribed around the circumference of the coin (translated as 'Newly Risen, How Bright Thou Shinest'). This is related to the state of N.S.W.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal/Lead
Processed Material/Metal/Copper
Signature/Marks and Type
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION / SYDNEY N.S.W / M.D. CCC. LXXIX / ORTA RECENS QUAM PURA NITES Logo
Accession No
2006.262
Credit Line
1879. Engraving Plate [Sydney International Exhibition 1879], 2006.262. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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