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Medal - Victory Medal 1914-1919, Great Britain, 1919 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 44421

Summary:
Great Britain Australia
World War I
Victory Medal 1914 - 1919
Awarded to: 1586 C.H. NOWELL. A.B. R.A.N.
The Victory Medal was authorised in 1919 and was awarded to army, navy and air force personnel who served in a theatre of war between midnight 4th-5th August 1914 and midnight 11th-12th November 1918. The Allies resolved that, if they wished to issue a Victory Medal, it would share a common feature of a depiction of Victory on the obverse and a ribbon of red, yellow, green, blue and violet merged into a rainbow pattern. This medal, that of Great Britain, was awarded to personnel from countries in the British Empire (some 5,725,000 were issued). The other Allied countries that issued Victory medals were: Belgium, Brazil, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Roumania, Thailand, Union of South Africa and the United States of America.
Description:
A bronze medal with ring mount for ribbon (ribbon not attached to medal). The obverse features a figure of Victory facing three-quarters right with wings spread; in her right hand she holds a palm branch, her left hand is extended and open. The artist's initials, W.McM. (W. McMillan) are above the ground line on the right. The reverse has the words, THE GREAT . WAR FOR . CIVILISATION 1914 - 1919 within a circular wreath of laurel. The edge is impressed in block capitals: 1586 C.H. NOWELL. A.B. R.A.N.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Trevor Plumridge, 1986
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 50 mm (Height), 36 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Height to top of loop

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Tagged with: victory medals, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military Campaigns
Tertiary Classification: naval campaigns
DateEra: 1919 AD
Obverse Description: A figure of Victory facing three-quarters right with wings spread; in her right hand she holds a palm branch, her left hand is extended and open. The artist's initials, W.McM. (W. McMillan) are above the ground line on the right.
Reverse Description: The words, THE GREAT . WAR FOR . CIVILISATION 1914 - 1919 within a circular wreath of laurel.
Edge Description: 1586 C.H. NOWELL. A.B. R.A.N.
Inscriptions: W.McM. (W. McMillan)
THE GREAT . WAR FOR . CIVILISATION 1914 - 1919
1586 C.H. NOWELL. A.B. R.A.N.
Shape: Round with loop and ribbon
Material: Bronze
Issued By: England, Great Britain, 1919
Mint: Royal Mint, London, 1919
Artist: William McMillan, 1919
Awarded To: Clifford Nowell - Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australia, 1919

1586 C.H. Nowell. A.B., R.A.N.
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, 230 - 1 Pages
  2. [Book], Arthur Winzenried, Green Grows Our Garden: a Centenary History of Horticultural Education at Burnley, South Yarra, 1991

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