Search the collections
Medal - Police Essay Competition, Specimen, Great Britain, circa 1930 Reg. No: NU 36242
- An unissued specimen of the British Police Essay competition medal. The head of the King is by the Australian artist Bertram McKennal.
- A gilt specimen of the medal awarded the winner of an annual Police Essay competition featuring a bust of King George V by the Australian artist Bertram McKennal and crossed crowned police batons.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
|Dimensions:||49 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||36.58 g (Weight)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), HRH King George V (1865-1936)|
|Tertiary Classification:||literature prizes|
|Series:||British Prize Medals|
|DateEra:||circa 1930 AD|
|Obverse Description:||Bust of King; around, GEORGIVS . V . D.G. BRITT . OMN . REX . ET . INDIAE . IMP. inm small letter on bust near rim, B.M.|
|Reverse Description:||At centre crossed crowned police batons, around POLICE ESSAY . COMPETITION .|
|Edge Description:||SPECIMEN GILT|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: GEORGIVS . V . D.G. BRITT . OMN . REX . ET . INDIAE . IMP. B.M.
Reverse: POLICE ESSAY COMPETITION
Edge: SPECIMEN GILT
|Issued By:||England, Great Britain|
|Artist:||Sir Bertram Mackennal, Australia|
|Person Depicted:||HM King George V|