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Medal - Training Ship General Botha, Gilt Specimen Strike, South Africa, circa 1930 Reg. No: NU 36243
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||45 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||35.46 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:||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
|Issued By:||South Africa|
|Artist:||Sir Bertram Mackennal, Australia|
|Person Depicted:||HM King George V|