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Medal - China War Medal 1900, Queen Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1900 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33794

Summary:
China War medal with mount and ribbon, 1900, made in the Royal Mint, London. Edge impressed in block capitals: W. SLADE, A.B. VICTORIA NAV. CONTGT.

Awarded to W. Slade for his role in the 1900 Boxer Rebellion in China. The Colony of Victoria sent a naval contingent to China to support the British campaign. William Slade was an Able Seaman in the contingent. His service number was 129. On 30/07/1900 he embarked for China on board SS Salamis, and returned to Australia on 25/04/1901 on board SS Chingtu.
Description:
A silver medal (36mm diameter) with mount and ribbon. The obverse features a veiled and crowned half-length bust of Queen Victoria facing left; around, VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX, the artist's name, G.W. de Saulles is incuse on the base of the bust. The reverse depicts a war trophy set at the base of a palm tree with an oval shield bearing the Royal Arms at the centre resting against it; around above, ARMIS EXPOSCERE PACEM (translation - to pray for peace by force of arms); in exergue on a plaque, CHINA below the plaque, 1900. Edge impressed in block capitals: W. SLADE, A.B. VICTORIA NAV. CONTGT.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 98 mm (Height), 37 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: 37 * 97

More information

Tagged with: boxer rebellion china 1899-1901
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Royal Mint, London, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), 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: naval campaigns
Series: Campaign
DateEra: 1900 AD
Obverse Description: A veiled and crowned half-length bust of Queen Victoria facing left; around, VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX, the artist's name, G.W. de Saulles is incuse on the base of the bust.
Reverse Description: A war trophy set at the base of a palm tree with an oval shield bearing the Royal Arms at the centre resting against it; around above, ARMIS EXPOSCERE PACEM (translation - to pray for peace by force of arms); in exergue on a plaque, CHINA below the plaque, 1900
Edge Description: W. SLADE, A.B. VICTORIA NAV. CONTGT.
Inscriptions: VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX
G.W. de Saulles
ARMIS EXPOSCERE PACEM
CHINA 1900
W. SLADE, A.B. VICTORIA NAV. CONTGT.
Shape: Round with mount and ribbon
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Awarded To: William Slade
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
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, 208 - 9 Pages

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