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North West Canada Medal: CM.M.136-R

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North West Canada Medal


Victoria (1837-1901) (Ruler)
Wyon, Leonard Charles (Engraver)
Royal Mint (Mint)
Birmingham (Production place)


Issued to soldiers who took part in the action in North West Canada against the Metis. There is one clasp inscribed with "SASKATCHEWAN" and has a ribbon of blue with red stripes.


History note: Possibly given by the Royal Mint as examples of Military medals.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown (unknown) by unknown


1885 -

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 36 mm Diameter 36 mm Weight 39.03 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Profile of Victoria

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Inscription surrounded by a frame of maple leaves

  • Text: NORTH WEST 1885 CANADA
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.M.136-R
Primary reference Number: 226907
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Created: Monday 9 February 2015 Updated: Monday 13 May 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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