Medallion commemorating the first Test Match at Bellerive Oval, 1989

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Medal/Medallion
Date Used
16 Dec 1989-20 Dec 1989
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Circular bronze coloured metal medallion, with plastic case covered in felt. Front of medal features a design consisting of a cricket ball superimposed over a set of cricket stumps. A kangaroo (representing Australia) and a lion with a sword (representing Sri Lanka) face each other across the seam of the ball. Text around circumference on front of medal reads 'AUSTRALIA V SRI LANKA/BELLERIVE OVAL DECEMBER 16-20 1989'. Reverse of medal carries an inscription which reads 'Presented to/AUSTRALIAN/CRICKET BOARD/by the/Tasmanian Cricket Council/commemorating the/first Test Match/to be played/in Tasmania.' A short ribbon in the Tasmanian colours of red, yellow and green is attached to the top of the medal. Plastic medal case is covered in maroon felt.
1 - Medallion: H: 127 W: 52 D: 10mm (H: 5 W: 2 1/16 D: 3/8")
2 - Case: H: 23 W: 68 D: 68mm (H: 7/8 W: 2 11/16 D: 2 11/16")
Date Used
16 Dec 1989-20 Dec 1989
Place Used
In storage
Registration No
Credit Line
Kindly donated by Cricket Australia


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