The London to Melbourne, MacRobertson Centenary air race 1934, bronze fob created to honour the winning entry, the 'Uiver', 25 mm diameter and depicting the aeroplane, a Klm Douglas DC2 in flight over a map depicting the route (obverse), the reverse with 'D.H.W. / 45 K.M.' engraved. Not previously seen by US.
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- Obverse - Obverse means the front face of a coin or medal, and the reverse means the back face. The obverse of a coin is commonly called heads, because it often depicts the head of a monarch or famous person.
- Bronze - An alloy of copper and tin, traditionally in the proportions of about 9 parts of copper to 1 part of tin.
The discovery of bronze in Western Asia in the 4th century enabled people to create metal objects which were superior to those previoulsy possible because of its strength and hardness, and it has been used throughout the world for weapons, coins, tools, statuary and other decorative items.
It is very fluid in a molten state, and its hardness, strength when set, and non-corrosive properties makes it most suitable for casting sculpture.
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