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Medal - Victory Medal 1914-1919, Great Britain, 1919 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18700

Summary:
Great Britain Australia
World War I
Victory Medal 1914 - 1919
Awarded to: 85 PTE. C.M.A. MILLS: 12 BN. A.I.F.

The Victory Medal was authorised in 1919 and was awarded to army, navy and air force personnel who served in a theatre of war between midnight 4th-5th August 1914 and midnight 11th-12th November 1918. The Allies resolved that, if they wished to issue a Victory Medal, it would share a common feature of a depiction of Victory on the obverse and a ribbon of red, yellow, green, blue and violet merged into a rainbow pattern. This medal, that of Great Britain, was awarded to personnel from countries in the British Empire (some 5,725,000 were issued). The other Allied countries that issued Victory medals were: Belgium, Brazil, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Roumania, Thailand, Union of South Africa and the United States of America.
Description:
A bronze medal with ring mount for ribbon. The obverse features a figure of Victory facing three-quarters right with wings spread; in her right hand she holds a palm branch, her left hand is extended and open. The artist's initials, W.McM. (W. McMillan) are above the ground line on the right. The reverse has the words, THE GREAT . WAR FOR . CIVILISATION 1914 - 1919 within a circular wreath of laurel. The edge is impressed in block capitals: 85 PTE. C.M.A. MILLS: 12 BN. A.I.F.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 50 mm (Height), 36 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Height to top of loop

More information

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military Campaigns
Tertiary Classification: army campaigns
Series: War Service
DateEra: 1919 AD
Obverse Description: A figure of Victory facing three-quarters right with wings spread; in her right hand she holds a palm branch, her left hand is extended and open. The artist's initials, W.McM. (W. McMillan) are above the ground line on the right.
Reverse Description: The words, THE GREAT . WAR FOR . CIVILISATION 1914 - 1919 within a circular wreath of laurel.
Edge Description: 85 PTE. C.M.A. MILLS: 12 BN. A.I.F.
Inscriptions: W.McM. (W. McMillan)
THE GREAT . WAR FOR . CIVILISATION 1914 - 1919
85 PTE. C.M.A. MILLS: 12 BN. A.I.F.
Shape: Round with loop and ribbon
Material: Bronze
Issued By: England, Great Britain, 1919
Mint: Royal Mint, London, 1919
Artist: William McMillan, 1919
Awarded To: Private Charles Mills, Australia, 1919
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], B Simpkin - Spink & Sons Ltd., A Litherland - Spink & Sons Ltd., E Joslin - Spink & Sons Ltd., British Battles and Medals, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1988, 230 - 1 Pages

Comments

Amiar Ekera Posted on 23 May 2010 3:02 AM
Hi, I have a Victory medal left to me by my grandfather however, it does not have the ribbon. I was wondering if you know what the inscriptions mean on the side.
The number on this is "341" and next is "ER No.1" then the initials and name then "17BN and then "AIF"
My grandfather never got to talk about things he did so we never found out anything about his past.
Thankyou for your help

Amiar xx
Discovery Centre Posted on 25 May 2010 1:20 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Amiar - Perhaps the Australian War Memorial who have a research centre for researching Australia's military history may be able to assist you in interpreting your grandfather's War Service medal: http://www.awm.gov.au/
Divesh Posted on 02 Mar 2014 6:37 AM
I have a medal
the great war for cevilization
1914-1919

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