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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, attributed to 22266 Private J. Hastings, Rand Rifles
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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, attributed to 22266 Private J. Hastings, Rand Rifles
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Circular silver medal with 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), 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, signed ‘G. W. de Saulles’; attributed on the edge to ‘22266 PTE. J. HASTINGS. RAND RIFLES.’; age-toned; on replaced correct ribbon. The medal was instituted in 1899 to be awarded to participants in the Boer War. The Rand Rifles were raised in the latter part of 1900 and were deployed in defence of Johannesburg and the surrounding area.

 
Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, attributed to 22266 Private J. Hastings, Rand Rifles
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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, attributed to 22266 Private J. Hastings, Rand Rifles
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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, attributed to 22266 Private J. Hastings, Rand Rifles
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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, attributed to 22266 Private J. Hastings, Rand Rifles
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