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Medal - Victory Medal 1914-1919, South Africa, D. Roux, 1919 Numismatics 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
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 50 mm (Height), 36 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Height to top if ring.

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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
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military Campaigns
Tertiary Classification: army 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 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)
1914 - 1919
S.Q.M.S. D. ROUX. 7TH. S.A.H.
Shape: Round with loop and ribbon
Material: Bronze
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.
  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, 231 Pages

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