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Meritorious Service Medal: CM.1325-2009

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Mint: London
Ruler: Edward VII (1901-10)
State: United Kingdom
Ruler: Edwardvs VII rex imperator (With the title of)
Mint: Calcutta

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Description

At the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, most of the service medals on current issue were updated with a portrait of her successor King Edward VII by George de Saulles on the obverse. The existing reverses and suspensions were however usually maintained, and the Meritorious Service Medal was no exception, as comparison with the previous issue under Victoria will show. Requirements for the award of the medal remained the same.
This medal was awarded to Colour Sergeant J. Costello of the 27th Foot, at some point during Edward VII's reign. Lester Watson acquired it at some point before 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: 35.99 g

Place(s) associated

  • Calcutta

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

1901 - 1910

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Edward facing left

  • Text: EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Inscription in centre, crown above and laurel wreath around

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1325-2009
Primary reference Number: 141419
Watson Catalogue: 231
Ordering: M-0208
Previous object number: LW.0208
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 January 2024 Last processed: Monday 15 January 2024

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

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