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Medal Miniature - Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 44471 2

Summary:
Australia
Queen's South Africa Medal 1899 - 1902 (Miniature)
part of medal group (Miniatures) Boer War and World War I
Awarded to Rev. O.W. Birch
Description:
A silver miniature medal (17 mm diameter) with ribbon with five bars: CAPE COLONY, ORANGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL, SOUTH AFRICA 1901 and SOUTH AFRICA 1902. The obverse features a veiled and crowned half-length bust of Queen Victoria facing left; around, VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX, the artist's name, G.W. de Saulles, is incuse on the base of the bust. The reverse depicts Britannia advancing facing right towards a column of marching soldiers, her trident, shield and a palm branch are on the ground behind her; in her left arm she holds a flag and with her right arm extends an laurel wreath towards the column, the fleet is at anchor in the background; around above, SOUTH AFRICA.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs O. Birch, 1971
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 123 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: measurements for group of seven miniatures

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Tagged with: boer war 1899-1902
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903), HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), George William De Saulles, Medallist (1862-1903), Boer War, South Africa, 1899-1902
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military Campaigns
Tertiary Classification: army campaigns
DateEra: 1902 AD
Obverse Description: A veiled and crowned half-length bust of Queen Victoria facing left; around, VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX, the artist's G.W. de Saulles is incuse on the base of the bust.
Reverse Description: Britannia advancing facing right towards a column of marching soldiers, her trident, shield and a palm branch are on the ground behind her; in her left arm she holds a flag and with her right arm extends an laurel wreath towards the column, the fleet is at anchor in the background; around above, SOUTH AFRICA.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX
G.W. de Saulles
SOUTH AFRICA
CAPE COLONY, ORANGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL, SOUTH AFRICA 1901 and SOUTH AFRICA 1902
Shape: mounted medal group
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain, 1899
Artist: George de Saulles - Royal Mint, London
Awarded To: Reverend Ormonde Birch, Victoria, Australia, 1899

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