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Badge - Merchant Service War, Australia, circa 1919 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35727

Summary:
Merchant Service War Badge manufactured by Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, circa 1919.

The badge was issued for servies rendered at sea.
Description:
A gilt bronze badge. The obverse features the Australian flag set within a circular border with the legend, MERCHANT SERVICE WAR BADGE . AUSTRALIA .; below on ribbon, FOR SERVICE RENDERED AT SEA. The reverse has the makers name, STOKES & SONS / MELBOURNE and has been stamped, 1662
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 35 mm (Height), 34 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: identification
DateEra: circa 1919 AD
Obverse Description: The Australian flag set within a circular border with the legend, MERCHANT SERVICE WAR BADGE . AUSTRALIA .; below on ribbon, FOR SERVICE RENDERED AT SEA.
Reverse Description: The makers name, STOKES & SONS / MELBOURNE; stamped below, 1662
The lug for mounting on clothes has been removed.
Inscriptions: MERCHANT SERVICE WAR BADGE . AUSTRALIA .
FOR SERVICE RENDERED AT SEA
STOKES & SONS MELBOURNE
1662
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Australia, circa 1919
Manufacturer: Stokes & Sons, Australia, circa 1919

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