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Since 1919

British War Medal 1919

SKU: cn63
$350.00Price

British War Medal Institute in 1919, awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces for service in the First World War

Obverse:  Effigy of King George V (design Sir Bertram Mackennal) with the legend "GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:" (George V, King of all the British Isles and Emperor of India)

Reverse: Saint George naked on horseback and armed (designed by William McMillan) The horse tramples on the Prussian eagle shield and the emblems of death, a skull and cross-bones. In the background are ocean waves and just off-centre near the right upper rim is the risen sun of Victory. The years "1914" and "1918" appear on the perimeter in the left and right fields respectively.

Edge: KAIMAKAM 8-BN.E.A

Diameter 36 mm

 

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