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Medal - New South Wales Meritorious Service Medal, King Edward VII, Specimen, New South Wales, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 37132

Summary:
Australia, New South Wales
Victoria Meritorious Service Medal - Edward VII
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Royal Mint specimen medal with mount for ribbon

This was one of a series of Colonial Forces medals instituted on 31 May 1895 for the Colony of New South Wales for NCOs of the rank sergeant and above for distinguished or meritorious service. Specimens were prepared in 1902 but by that time the award had been superceded by the Commonwealth of Australia MSM.
Description:
A Royal Mint specimen round silver medal (36 mm. diameter) with mount and ribbon. The obverse features a bust of Edward VII in field marshal's uniform, head bare facing left; around, EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR; the artist's initials DES (William de Saulles) below the bust. The reverse has the legend FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE within a laurel wreath and below a crown; above the crown, NEW SOUTH WALES.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 50 mm (Height), 36 mm (Diameter)

More information

Tagged with: australian military forces, colonial military forces
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, George William De Saulles, Medallist (1862-1903)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military General Service
Tertiary Classification: good conduct
DateEra: 1902 AD
Obverse Description: A bust of Edward VII in field marshal's uniform, head bare facing left; around, EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR; the artist's initials DES (William de Saulles) below the bust.
Reverse Description: The reverse has the legend FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE within a laurel wreath and below a crown; above the crown, NEW SOUTH WALES.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR
DES (William de Saulles)
FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE
NEW SOUTH WALES
Shape: Round with mount
Material: Silver
Issued By: New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: George de Saulles - Royal Mint, London

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