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Distinguished Conduct Medal, George VI 1st type, 1937-1948, miniature
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Distinguished Conduct Medal, George VI 1st type, 1937-1948, miniature
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Miniature circular silvered medal on ornate swivel scroll suspension; the face with the crowned head of King George VI facing left, circumscribed ‘GEORGIVS VI: D: G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP:’ (George VI by the Grace of God  King of Great Britain and Emperor of India); the reverse inscribed ‘FOR / DISTINGUISHED / CONDUCT / IN THE FIELD’ above an arabesque; diameter 18.02mm (0.71 inch); on original ribbon.

The Medal was instituted in 1854 during the Crimean War as a decoration for other ranks for acts of great bravery on the field of battle, ranking second only to the Victoria Cross.

This example is from the reign of George VI before the change of wording to the face in 1948 following the independence of India.

 
Distinguished Conduct Medal, George VI 1st type, 1937-1948, miniature
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Distinguished Conduct Medal, George VI 1st type, 1937-1948, miniature
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Distinguished Conduct Medal, George VI 1st type, 1937-1948, miniature
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