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Medal - Message from the King, Great Britain, 1914 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 45027

Summary:
Commemorative medal for the British Forces sent to Belgium and France in August 1914. The medal bears an extract of the King's message to the soldiers embarking for active duty.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 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: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royalty
DateEra: 1914 AD
Obverse Description: Profile head of King George V facing left, below in small letters, REGISTERED.A round gold medal (23 mm dia) with loop at top. The obverse has a bare head of King George V facing left, below in small letters, REGISTERED.
Reverse Description: The text of the King's message on the occasion of the departure of the troops for Europe: MESSAGE FROM THE KING BUCKINGHAM PALACE You are leaving home to fight for the safety and honour of my Empire. Belgium whose country .....from my thoughts. I pray God to bless you and guard you and bring you back victorious. August 9th 1914. GEORGE R.I.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: MESSAGE FROM THE KING
BUCKINGHAM PALACE
You are leaving home to fight for the safety and honour of my Empire. Belgium whose country .....from my thoughts. I pray God to bless you and guard you and bring you back victorious.
August 9th 1914.
GEORGE R.I.
Shape: Round with loop
Material: gold
Issued By: England, Great Britain, 1914

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