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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with ghost dates and with ‘Orange Free State’ and ‘Transvaal clasps’, attributed to 2851 Serjeant A. T. Dean, South African Light Horse
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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with ghost dates and with ‘Orange Free State’ and ‘Transvaal clasps’, attributed to 2851 Serjeant A. T. Dean, South African Light Horse
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Circular silver medal with claw and swivel ribbon bar suspension, with ‘ORANGE FREE STATE’ and ‘TRANSVAAL’ clasps; the face with the veiled crowned head and shoulders portrait of Queen Victoria facing left, circumscribed ‘VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX’ (Victoria Queen and Empress), signed ‘G. W. de Saulles’ (for George William de Saulles, 1862-1903, Chief Engraver to the Royal Mint); 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, with ‘ghost’ dates ‘1899’ and ‘1900’, signed ‘G. W. de Saulles’; attributed on the edge to ‘2851 SERJT: A. T. DEAN. S. A. LT HORSE’; on short replaced correct ribbon.

The Medal was instituted in 1899 to be awarded to participants in the Boer War. The Orange Free State clasp was awarded for service in the Orange River Colony between 28 February 1900 and 31 May 1902 and the Transvaal clasp for service in that province between 24 May 1900 and 31 May 1902 if no other clasp for actions in the Transvaal were awarded.

The South African Light Horse was raised in Cape Colony in November 1899. Amongst its officers was Winston Churchill.

A very good example.

 
Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with ghost dates and with ‘Orange Free State’ and ‘Transvaal clasps’, attributed to 2851 Serjeant A. T. Dean, South African Light Horse
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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with ghost dates and with ‘Orange Free State’ and ‘Transvaal clasps’, attributed to 2851 Serjeant A. T. Dean, South African Light Horse
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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with ghost dates and with ‘Orange Free State’ and ‘Transvaal clasps’, attributed to 2851 Serjeant A. T. Dean, South African Light Horse
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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with ghost dates and with ‘Orange Free State’ and ‘Transvaal clasps’, attributed to 2851 Serjeant A. T. Dean, South African Light Horse
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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with ghost dates and with ‘Orange Free State’ and ‘Transvaal clasps’, attributed to 2851 Serjeant A. T. Dean, South African Light Horse
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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902 with ghost dates and with ‘Orange Free State’ and ‘Transvaal clasps’, attributed to 2851 Serjeant A. T. Dean, South African Light Horse
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