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Medal - Royal Naval Dental Service, Gilt Specimen Strike, Royal Navy, Great Britain, circa 1920 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 36234

Summary:
Gilt specimen of the Royal Naval Dental Service medal, dated around 1920. It features a bust of King George V by the Australian artist Bertram McKennal with a veiled female recording finding of a snake drinking from a bowl on a classical altar.
Description:
A gilt specimen of the Merit medal of Royal Naval Dental Service featuring a bust of King George V by the Australian artist Bertram McKennal with a veiled female recording finding of a snake drinking from a bowl on a classical altar.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 49 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 44.98 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: dentistry, naval forces
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), HRH King George V (1865-1936)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military General Service
Tertiary Classification: medicine & health
Series: British Prize Medals
DateEra: circa 1920 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of King in military uniform facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP: B.M.
Reverse Description: Vieled female seated facing left but reachibng back with arms to make notes; in front, snake drinking from a bowl on a classical altar, below right an oil lamp burning; around, ROYAL NAVAL DENTAL SERVICE; in exergue, FOR MERITabove a small dolphin; below lamp in small letters the artist's initials, E. CR.P.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP: B.M.
Reverse: ROYAL NAVAL DENTAL SERVICE FOR MERIT E. CR.P.
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Royal Navy, England, Great Britain
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal, Australia
Person Depicted: King George V

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