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Medal - Victory Medal 1914-1919, South Africa, D. Roux, 1919 Reg. No: NU 37318
- Victory Medal 1914-1918 awarded to S.Q.M.S. D. Roux. 7th. S.A.H., in South Africa, 1919 for service in World War I .
The South African Victory Medal (with reverse legend in English and Afrikaans) 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. The other Allied countries that issued Victory medals were: Belgium, Brazil, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Thailand and the United States of America.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||50 mm (Height), 36 mm (Diameter)|
|Dimension Comment:||Height to top if ring.|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, victory medals|
|Themes this item is part of:||Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, The Royal Mint, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Military Campaigns|
|Tertiary Classification:||army campaigns|
|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 DE GROTE OORLOG VOOR DE BESCHAVING 1914 - 1919 within a circular wreath of laurel.|
|Edge Description:||S.Q.M.S. D. ROUX. 7TH. S.A.H.|
|Inscriptions:||W.McM. (W. McMillan)
THE GREAT . WAR FOR . CIVILISATION
DE GROTE OORLOG VOOR DE BESCHAVING
1914 - 1919
S.Q.M.S. D. ROUX. 7TH. S.A.H.
|Shape:||Round with loop and ribbon|
|Issued By:||South Africa, 1919|
|Mint:||Royal Mint, London, England, Great Britain, 1919|
|Artist:||William McMillan, 1919|
|Awarded To:||D. Roux, South Africa, 1919
S.Q.M.S. D. Roux 7th S.A.H.