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Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal: CM.1311-2009

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Artist: Wyon, William
Mint: London
Ruler: George V (1910-36)
State: United Kingdom
Ruler: Georgivs V Britt: omn: rex et Ind: imp: (With the title of)

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Description

With the succession of King George V in 1910, current issues of medals had to be updated to bear the portrait of the new monarch, and the Naval Long Service Medal was no exception.
This example was awarded to Mechanic E. F. Walter, who served in the pre-Dreadnought battleship HMS Commonwealth. The award of the medal is not dated, but as Commonwealth was stricken in 1921, the medal must date from before then. Lester Watson acquired it at some point between then and 1928.

Notes

History note: Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection, acquired before 1928

Legal notes

Given by Lester Watson through Cambridge in America, 2009

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 36.3 mm
Weight: 35.16 g

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009) by Watson, Lester

Dating

1910 - 1921

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of George facing left

  • Text: GEORGIVS V BRITT. OMN. REX ET IND. IMP.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Full-rigged ship at sea in circle of rope

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1311-2009
Primary reference Number: 141405
Watson Catalogue: 215
Ordering: M-0194
Previous object number: LW.0194
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 22 January 2022 Last processed: Sunday 23 January 2022

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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