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Medal

From the Collection of Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria 60 Rosstown Road Carnegie Victoria

Description
Brass medal depicting a Joker on one side with names and a date on the other. The medal is suspended from a red and white twisted cord.
Size
7cm diameter
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Object Registration
4892
Historical information
Dutch migrants from the province of Limburg started a Jokers Club in Melbourne choosing a "Carnival Prins" every year. Hans 2 was chosen in 1987. The custom of partying prior to the start of Lent was very strong in the mainly Catholic Southern provinces - Limburg and Brabant. The custom has lost some of its religious significance and is mainly kept up as a fun event.
When Made
1987
Inscriptions & Markings
Back of the medal reads: "Hans 2 1987 Bieëgdje". Made in Italy.
Last updated
16 Oct 2018 at 5:30PM