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World War II and later Miniature Group of Four: Defence Medal 1939-1945, War Medal 1939-1945, General Service Medal 1937-1949 issue with ‘Palestine’ and ‘Malaya’ clasps and Coronation Medal 1953, bar mounted
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World War II and later Miniature Group of Four: Defence Medal 1939-1945, War Medal 1939-1945, General Service Medal 1937-1949 issue with ‘Palestine’ and ‘Malaya’ clasps and Coronation Medal 1953, bar mounted
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World War II Miniature Group of Four:

Defence Medal, 1939-1945. Miniature circular cupro-nickel medal with claw and ribbon bar suspension; the face with the head of King George VI facing left, circumscribed ‘GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR. OMN: REX F : D ; IND : IMP.’ (George VI by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); the reverse with a crowned oak sapling with lion supporters, wavy lines representing the sea below, dated ‘1939’ and ‘1945’ upper left and upper right respectively, inscribed below ‘THE DEFENCE MEDAL’; diameter 18.61mm (0.73 inch).

The medal was instituted in May 1945 to recognise non-operational service from the outbreak of war (3 September 1939) to V.E. Day (8 May 1945) in Europe and to V.J. Day (2 September 1945) overseas. The qualifying service periods were 180 days in overseas areas subject to air attack or other close enemy threat, 360 days in other overseas areas and 1,080 days in the U.K.. For mine and bomb disposal personnel overseas, the qualification period was 90 days. A number of special awards, such as those to the Malta Home Guard and to recipients of a Commendation for Brave Conduct or for Valuable Service in the Air, were also made.

War Medal, 1939-1945. Miniature circular cupro-nickel medal with claw and ribbon bar 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, Emperor of India); the reverse with a triumphant lion standing on a prostrate dragon, dated ‘1939 1945’ above right; diameter 18.64mm (0.73 inch).

The medal was instituted in 1945 and was awarded to all full-time members of the armed forces who had served at least 28 days between the outbreak of war (3 September 1939) and V.J. Day (2 September 1945).

General Service Medal, George VI 1st type, 1937-1949 issue with ‘Palestine’ and ‘Malaya’ clasps. Miniature circular silver medal with ornate scrolled ribbon suspension bar; 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 with a standing winged Victory with Greek helmet, an upright trident in her left hand, a laurel wreath in her right hand crowning an upright winged sword; diameter 18.27mm (0.72 inch); age-toned; with ‘PALESTINE’ and ‘MALAYA’ clasps on the ribbon.

The medal was instituted on 19 January 1923 to be awarded to Army and Air Force personnel involved in small conflicts outside Africa and India where a separate campaign medal was not issued. The Palestine clasp was awarded for active service in Palestine between 27 September 1945 and 30 June 1948. The Malaya clasp was awarded for active service in Malaya after 16 June 1948 against Communist insurgents.

Coronation Medal 1953. Miniature circular silver medal with scroll and laterally-pierced ball suspension; the face with the head and shoulders portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in robes of state with the collar of the Order of the Garter and the badge of the Order of the Bath, wearing a Tudor crown, facing right; the reverse with the crowned cipher of Queen Elizabeth II circumscribed ‘QUEEN ELIZABETH • II • CROWNED 2ND JUNE 1953’; diameter 18.04mm (0.71 inch); age-toned.

The medal was instituted on 30 April 1953 to be awarded in June 1953 to eminent persons, members of the government, armed forces, police and public servants to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

The group is mounted on original ribbons and original bar with pin for wear.

 
World War II and later Miniature Group of Four: Defence Medal 1939-1945, War Medal 1939-1945, General Service Medal 1937-1949 issue with ‘Palestine’ and ‘Malaya’ clasps and Coronation Medal 1953, bar mounted
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World War II and later Miniature Group of Four: Defence Medal 1939-1945, War Medal 1939-1945, General Service Medal 1937-1949 issue with ‘Palestine’ and ‘Malaya’ clasps and Coronation Medal 1953, bar mounted
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World War II and later Miniature Group of Four: Defence Medal 1939-1945, War Medal 1939-1945, General Service Medal 1937-1949 issue with ‘Palestine’ and ‘Malaya’ clasps and Coronation Medal 1953, bar mounted
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World War II and later Miniature Group of Four: Defence Medal 1939-1945, War Medal 1939-1945, General Service Medal 1937-1949 issue with ‘Palestine’ and ‘Malaya’ clasps and Coronation Medal 1953, bar mounted
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World War II and later Miniature Group of Four: Defence Medal 1939-1945, War Medal 1939-1945, General Service Medal 1937-1949 issue with ‘Palestine’ and ‘Malaya’ clasps and Coronation Medal 1953, bar mounted
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World War II and later Miniature Group of Four: Defence Medal 1939-1945, War Medal 1939-1945, General Service Medal 1937-1949 issue with ‘Palestine’ and ‘Malaya’ clasps and Coronation Medal 1953, bar mounted
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