150th Anniversary of Sir John Franklin in Tasmania Bronze Medallion
150th Anniversary of Sir John Franklin in Tasmania.
This medallion has Sir John Franklin as its obverse and his wife Jane (nee Griffin), Lady Franklin as the reverse.
The design features Sir John franklin 1786 - 1847, lost while exploring the Arctic in 1847 searching for the North-West Passage, is shown in stern front-facing bust fashion alongside his sailing ship trapped in crushing ice. Lady Jane Franklin 1791 - 1875, a dedicated patron of the Arts, is shown, half-figure, clothed in a flowing gown outside her legacy to Hobart - the minature Greek temple she had built in 1842 and that is now known locally as the Lady Franklin Gallery after being saved from disrepair in 1948.
Size 65mm. 3mm thick. Bronze. Mintage 150.
Mint Hafner Mint, Melbourne