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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, miniature
[GB1603]
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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, miniature
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Miniature circular silver medal on claw and swivel ribbon bar suspension; the face with the veiled crowned head and shoulders portrait of Queen Victoria facing left, circumscribed ‘VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX’ (Victoria Queen and Empress); the reverse with the full-length helmeted figure of Britannia, a standard in her left hand, her right arm extended with a laurel wreath, her shield and trident on the ground behind her, soldiers marching in a landscape beyond, warships near the coast beyond, circumscribed above ‘SOUTH AFRICA’; diameter 17.69mm (0.69 inch); age-toned; on original ribbon. The medal was instituted in 1899 and authorised in April 1901 to be awarded to participants in military operations in South Africa (the second Boer War) after 11 October 1899.

 
Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, miniature
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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, miniature
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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, miniature
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