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Medal - Star 1914, Specimen, Great Britain, Un-issued, 1917 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 36953

Summary:
1914 Star medal (Specimen). An un-issued example of the Star medal with bar.

This medal was approved in 1917 to be awarded to those who had served in France or Belgium between 5 August 1914 and midnight 22-23 November 1914. Those who had been under fire received a bar bearing these dates. These included those who took part in the retreat from Mons, which has led to this medal being given the nick-name the 'Mons Star'.

A similar medal, the 1914-15 Star, was more commonly issued, but no service person could receive both awards.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 62 mm (Height), 43 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Height to top of suspension ring.

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, mons star medal
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military Campaigns
Tertiary Classification: army campaigns
DateEra: 1917 AD
Obverse Description: A four pointed bronze star with the top point replaced by a crown with attached loop, crossed swords project between the points of the star and at the centre, within an oak wreath, a scroll wrapped around the swords reads AUG 1914 NOV; at the base of the wreath is a large G which encloses a V (King George V).
Reverse Description: Plain
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: AUG 1914 NOV
Shape: Star with loop and ribbon
Material: Bronze
Issued By: England, Great Britain, 1917
Artist: William Blakemore, England, Great Britain, 1917
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], B Simpkin - Spink & Sons Ltd., A Litherland - Spink & Sons Ltd., E Joslin - Spink & Sons Ltd., British Battles and Medals, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1988, 226 Pages

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