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Africa General Service Medal: CM.M.132-R

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Titles

Africa General 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

Issued to mostly African and Indian soldiers fighting in African conflicts. This medal has attached a ribbon of yellow with black edges and thin green central stripes. The five clasps are inscribed as follows "WEST AFRICA 1906", EAST AFRICA 1906", "KISSI 1905", "JUBALAND", AND "N.NIGERIA".

Notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown (unknown) by unknown

Dating

1902 -

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 36 mm Diameter 36 mm Weight 51.4 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: A standing figure of Britannia with a British lion beside her.

  • Text: AFRICA
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.M.132-R
Primary reference Number: 226911
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Audit data

Created: Monday 9 February 2015 Updated: Tuesday 3 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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