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King's South Africa Medal: CM.M.131-R

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Titles

King's South Africa Medal

Maker(s)

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

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Description

This medal was always issued with the Queen's medal and awarded to all personnel engaged in operations in South Africa in 1901-1902. There are two clasps inscribed with "SOUTH AFRICA 1902" and "SOUTH AFRICA 1901".

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 40.75 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 holding a Union Jack and a laurel wreath towards a group of soldiers with a warship towards the left.

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.M.131-R
Primary reference Number: 226912
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Audit data

Created: Monday 9 February 2015 Updated: Tuesday 3 September 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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