Miniature circular cupro-nickel medal with scroll and ribbon bar suspension; the face with the head and shoulders portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Mary Gillick (1881-1965), circumscribed ‘ELIZABETH ? II ? DEI ? GRATIA ? REGINA ? F: D: +’ (Elizabeth II by the Grace of God Defender of the Faith); the reverse with a kneeling Hercules wrestling with the Hydra, inscribed below ‘KOREA’; on original correct ribbon.
The medal was instituted in July 1951 and awarded to British and Commonwealth forces serving in Korea and adjacent waters between 2 July 1950 and 27 July 1953. This example is of recent manufacture.