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Cape of Good Hope Meritorious Service Medal: CM.M.135-R

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Titles

Cape of Good Hope Meritorious Service Medal

Maker(s)

Ruler: Edward VII (1901-10)
Engraver: de Saulles, George William
Mint: Royal Mint
Production place: London

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Description

Awarded to qualifying NCOs of the British Army. Attached is ribbon of crimson.

Notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown by unknown

Dating

1901 -

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 36 mm Diameter 36 mm Weight 37.19 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: A left facing profile of Edward VII.

  • Text: EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR (in exergue) DES
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Crowned wreath of laurels around inscription.

  • Text: CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (in exergue) FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.M.135-R
Primary reference Number: 226908
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Audit data

Created: Monday 9 February 2015 Updated: Monday 15 January 2024 Last processed: Monday 15 January 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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