Pair of medals, mounted as worn.
Jubilee Medal 1935, silver, unnamed as issued. Circular silver medal with scroll and laterally-pierced ball suspension; the face with the half length crowned figures in relief of King George V and Queen Mary in state robes, facing left, circumscribed ‘GEORGE • V • AND • QUEEN • MARY • MAY •VI • MCMXXXV’; the reverse with the crowned cipher of King and Emperor George VI, the dates ‘MAY 1910’ and ‘MAY 1935’ to left and right respectively.
The medal was instituted to mark the Silver Jubilee of King George V. It was designed by Sir William Goscombe John, R.A. (1860-1952) and awarded to distinguished persons.
Coronation Medal 1937, silver, unnamed as issued. Circular silver medal on ornate scroll and laterally-pierced ball suspension; the face with the head and shoulders portraits of King George VI and, beyond, Queen Elizabeth, both facing left, crowned and in coronation robes, signed ‘PM’; the reverse with the crowned cipher of King George VI (GRI = George, King and Emperor) centrally above the inscription ‘CROWNED 12 MAY 1937’, circumscribed ‘GEORGE VI QUEEN ELIZABETH’.
The medal was issued to mark the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on 12 May 1937 and was the personal gift of the sovereign to members and servants of the Royal Household and to members of the armed forces, governments and elected holders of office throughout the Empire and Dominions. In all, 90,279 were manufactured; all those issued were unnamed.
Both medals deeply age-toned, on original ribbons and brooch bar mounted for wear.