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Medal Miniature - 1914-1915 Star, Great Britain, 1918 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 44598

Miniature of 1914-15 Star Medal issued for service in World War I.

The 1914-15 Star was authorised in 1918 to be awarded to those who saw service between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915 (excluding those who were eligibile for the 1914 Star) - 2,350,000 were issued.
Bronze four point star medal 'ensigned' by a crown. Ribbon is striped in the three colours of the Empire which are shaded and watered.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 54 mm (Height), 23 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Height to top of suspension ring.

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military Campaigns
Tertiary Classification: army campaigns
DateEra: 1918 AD
Obverse Description: Four pointed star with the top point replaced by a crown with attached loop and ribbon, crossed swords project between the points of the star and at the centre, within an oak wreath, a scroll crossing the swords reads '1914-15'; at the base of the wreath is a large 'G' which encloses a 'V' (King George V).
Reverse Description: Plain.
Edge Description: Plain.
Inscriptions: Obverse; '1914 - 15 / GV' (King George V).
Shape: Star with loop and ribbon
Material: Bronze
Issued By: England, Great Britain, 1914-1915
References: References:
National Archives UK website: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
  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, 227 Pages

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