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China War Medal, 1842, miniature, modern
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China War Medal, 1842, miniature, modern
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Circular cupro-nickel medal with fixed ribbon bar; the face with the young head of Queen Victoria circumscribed ‘VICTORIA REGINA’ (Victoria Queen); the reverse with a trophy of arms around a palm tree, a shield bearing the royal arms in the foreground, circumscribed above ‘ARMIS EXPOSCERE PACEM’ (Latin = they demanded peace by force of arms), inscribed below ‘CHINA’ and dated ‘1842’; diameter 18.55mm (0.73 inch); on correct ribbon. The medal was instituted in January 1843 to be awarded to Army and Royal Navy personnel who took part in the First Anglo-Chinese War (often known as the First Opium War) between 1839 and 1842 that forced China to accept free trade, including that in opium, and the cession of Hong Kong. This example is of modern manufacture.

 
China War Medal, 1842, miniature, modern
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China War Medal, 1842, miniature, modern
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China War Medal, 1842, miniature, modern
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