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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ruler: George VI (1936-52)
Obverse designer: Paget, T.H.
Mint: England
Parker, H. Wilson




Defence medal; awarded for non-operational service between 3 September 1939 - 2 September 1945.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2014-04-28) by Warner, Kenneth


1939 -


With ribbon.

Components of the work

Object composed of copper-nickel Diameter (min) 50.0 mm Diameter 36.1 mm Weight 33.14 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Coinage head of King George VI left.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Royal crown on oak tree stump supported by two lions.

  • Text: 1939/ 1945/ THE DEFENCE MEDAL
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.357-2014
Primary reference Number: 209881
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Created: Wednesday 9 November 2016 Updated: Thursday 24 January 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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