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Medal Miniature - Victory Medal, Great Britain, 1914-1919 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 44603

Summary:
Victory Medal (Miniature) awarded for service in World War I.

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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 50 mm (Height), 17 mm (Diameter)

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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: 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.
Reverse Description: The words, THE GREAT . WAR FOR . CIVILISATION 1914 - 1919 within a circular wreath of laurel.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round with loop and ribbon
Issued By: England, Great Britain, 1914-1919
References: References:
http://www.naa.gov.au/The_Collection/Defence/Conflicts/World War I/World War I.html

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