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Medal - Meritorious Service Medal, King George V, Specimen, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1911 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 37199

Summary:
Great Britain
Meritorious Service Medal - King George V
Mint: Royal, London
Specimen medal with mount

Instituted on 19 December 1845 for army warrent officers and sergeants for long and meritoriouis service (no more than 100 living recipients permitted this being controlled by the sum set aside for the annuity of 20 pounds). The award was extended to marines in 1849. In 1916 it was changed to an award 'for valuable and meritorious service' and was varied again in 1917 to being an award 'for gallant conduct in the performance of military duty otherwise than in action with the enemy, or in saving or attempting to save the life of an officer or soldiers, or for devotion to duty in a theatre of war'.
Description:
A Royal Mint specimen silver medal (36 mm diameter) with mount. The obverse features a head of George V with bare head, facing left; around, GEORGVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:; the artist's initials B.M. (Bertram MacKennal) on the neck truncation. The reverse has, within a crowned laurel wreath, the legend FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE. The edge is plain.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Diameter)

More information

Tagged with: meritorious service awards
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), Royal Mint, London, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military General Service
Tertiary Classification: meritorius service
DateEra: 1911 AD
Obverse Description: Head of George V with bare head, facing left; around, GEORGVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:; the artist's initials B.M. (Bertram MacKennal) on the neck truncation.
Reverse Description: Within a crowned laurel wreath, the legend FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: GEORGVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:
B.M. (Bertram MacKennal)
FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE.
Shape: Round with mount
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal, Australia, 1845

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