Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902

Obverse: Bust of Queen Victoria, crowned and veiled, with order (L) Legend: "VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX". Reverse: Britannia standing wearing a helmet (R), a flag in her left hand, holding out a wreath in her right hand towards troops on the march, ships in distance. Legend: "SOUTH AFRICA". Inscription on edge: "187651 Or.J Fegan, H:M:S:Terrible". Bars "TUGELA HEIGHTS". "RELIEF OF LADYSMITH". Fitted with a bar and orange ribbon edged with red, with two narrow blue stripes.

Object Details

ID: MED0374
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: War medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Saulles, George William de
Events: Second Boer War: Tugela Heights, 1900; Second Boer War: Battle of Ladysmith, 1899
Vessels: Terrible (1895)
Date made: circa 1900
People: Queen Victoria; Fegan, J
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 36 mm

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