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Naval Good Shooting Medal: CM.1393-2009

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Current Location: In storage


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




There had been a medal awarded for Army shooting competitions in the years 1869 to 1883, but in 1902 the Admiralty decided to recognise achievement in the gunnery competitions held at the Annual Fleet Competitions with a similar medal. It was first awarded in 1903 and was discontinued with the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. It seems that medals were awarded for first place with each sort of gun in the fleet.
This medal was awarded to Petty Officer 1st Class A. Gass, of the pre-Dreadnought battleship HMS Revenge, for the 1905 competition with the 6-inch quick-firing gun which comprised that ship's secondary armament. Lester Watson purchased the medal at some point before 1928.


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

Legal notes

Given by Lester Watson through Cambridge in America, 2009

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 36.2 mm
Weight: 35.36 g

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1905

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Edward in naval uniform facing left

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Figure of Neptune nude facing left holding five thunderbolts in each hand, before bows of trireme and three horses' heads

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1393-2009
Primary reference Number: 141487
Watson Catalogue: 302
Ordering: M-0276
Previous object number: LW.0276
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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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