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Medal - Victorian Volunteer Forces Long & Efficient Service Medal, Victoria, Australia, 1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 37089

Australia Victoria Melbourne
Victorian Volunteer Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 1880 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Awarded to: G. Mc ARTHUR. 1880
Other Details: The Victorian Volunteer Forces were the local regiments who undertook the naval and military defence of the colony of Victoria. After Federation in 1901, this medal became obsolete.
A round silver medal (38 mm. diameter) with ornate mount and ribbon (not original). The obverse features a crowned garter around simplified Southern Cross on a cross; on the garter to motto, AUT PACE . AUT BELLO . VICTORIA (translation - both in peace and in war Victoria); around, LOCAL FORCES VICTORIA. The reverse has the legend: FOR / LONG AND / EFFICIENT / SERVICE. The edge is impressed G. Mc ARTHUR. 1880.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: the ribbon is not original

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Tagged with: australian military forces, colonial military forces, long service awards
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Victorian Artillery (AKA Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery Regiment or Permanent Artillery Corps), Victorian Colonial Military, 1854-1901, Alfred Blannin, Victorian Volunteer Military Forces (1842-1889), Victorian Colonial Military Forces Units, 1854-1901, Victorian Volunteer Forces, 1854-1884
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military General Service
Tertiary Classification: efficient service
DateEra: 1880 AD
Obverse Description: Crowned garter around simple Southern Cross on cross; on garter, AUT PACE . AUT BELLO . VICTORIA; around, LOCAL FORCES VICTORIA
Reverse Description: FOR / LONG AND / EFFICIENT / SERVICE
Edge Description: G. Mc ARTHUR. 1880
Inscriptions: G. Mc ARTHUR. 1880
Shape: Round with mount and ribbon
Material: Silver
Issued By: Victorian Volunteer Forces, 1854-1884, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint)
Awarded To: G. McArthur - Local Forces, Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1880
References: The Victoria Volunteer long and efficient service medal and the volunteer officers' decoration / by R.D. Williams

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