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British War Medal 1919

British War Medal 1919

SKU: cn63

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.


Diameter 36 mm


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