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Medal - Training Ship General Botha, Gilt Specimen Strike, South Africa, circa 1930 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 36243

Summary:
An unissued gilt specimen of the South African Naval Training Ship "General Botha" competition medal. The bust of King George V is by the Australian artist Bertram McKennal.
Description:
A gilt specimen of the King's Medal of the South African Training Ship General Botha featuring a bust of King George V by the Australian artist Bertram McKennal and the Arms of South Africa.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 35.46 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: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: South African Prize Medals
DateEra: circa 1930 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of the King facing left, around, GEORGIVS . V . D.G. BRITT . OMN . REX . ET . INDIAE . IMP. ; in small letters on bust near rim, B.M.
Reverse Description: At centre Arms of South Africa; around on broad rim, HIS MAJESTY THE KING'S MEDAL; below Arms on plaque, TRAINING SHIP / GENERAL BOTHA
Edge Description: SPECIMEN GILT
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS . V . D.G. BRITT . OMN . REX . ET . INDIAE . IMP. B.M.
Reverse: HIS MAJESTY THE KING'S MEDAL TRAINING SHIP GENERAL BOTHA
Edge: SPECIMEN GILT
Material: Gilt
Issued By: South Africa
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal, Australia
Person Depicted: HM King George V

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