Gold medal won by Vern Barberis for lightweight weightlifting, 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Medal/Gold medal
Date Used
1954
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Brief Description
Gold medal from 1954 Vancouver British Empire and Commonwealth Games. Obverse: seated female figure surrounded by maple leaves and holding a shield. Inscribed 'WEIGHTLIFTING LIGHT-WEIGHT VERDI BARBERIS'. Reverse: image of a crown and chain link design circling text '1954 V BRITISH EMPIRE AND COMMONWEALTH GAMES VANCOUVER CANADA'. First gold medal won by an Australian weightlifter.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 53 W: 53 D: 4mm (H: 2 1/16 W: 2 1/16 D: 3/16")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1954
Location
In storage
Registration No
N2009.144.8
Credit Line
Kindly donated by Betty L Barberis

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