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Medal - Police Essay Competition, Specimen, Great Britain, circa 1930 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 36242

Summary:
An unissued specimen of the British Police Essay competition medal. The head of the King is by the Australian artist Bertram McKennal.
Description:
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
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 49 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 36.58 g (Weight)

More information

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: Civil
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
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: England, Great Britain
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal, Australia
Person Depicted: HM King George V

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