Silver "Imperial Horticulture Society" Medal. Mint Year: 1881 Medallist: Jauner Mint Place: Vienna Reference: Wurzbach 9557, Hauser 1659. Certified and graded by NGC as MS-65!Denomination: Medal - Imperial Horticulture Society in Vienna Diameter: 56mm. The slab says 51mm which is not correct!
Weight: 48.86gm Material: Silver. Obverse: Imperial crown on oval coat-of-arms of the Austrian Empire, flanked by two allegoric female figures, which are holding wreath and a plant.
Inscription ("VIENNA") inside table in exergue. Reverse: Date (1881) within large round medallion within garlanded and wreathed foliage. Horticulture has been defined as the culture of plants, mainly for food, materials, comfort and beauty.
According to an American horticulture scholar, Horticulture is the growing of flowers, fruits and vegetables, and of plants for ornament and fancy. " A more precise definition can be given as "The cultivation, processing, and sale of fruits, nuts, vegetables, and ornamental plants as well as many additional services. It also includes plant conservation, landscape restoration, soil management, landscape and garden design, construction and maintenance, and arboriculture. In contrast to agriculture, horticulture does not include large-scale crop productionor animal husbandry.
Horticulturists apply knowledge, skills, and technologies to grow intensively produced plants for human food and non-food uses and for personal or social needs. Their work involves plant propagation and cultivation with the aim of improving plant growth, yields, quality, nutritional value, and resistance to insects, diseases, and environmental stresses.They work as gardeners, growers, therapists, designers, and technical advisors in the food and non-food sectors of horticulture. The item "1881, Austria, Vienna. Silver Imperial Horticulture Society Medal. NGC MS-65" is in sale since Sunday, August 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Austria". The seller is "coinworldtv" and is located in Europe. This item can be shipped worldwide.