GREAT BRITAIN / South Africa / Canada 1899 - 1900 Boer War Medal




Collections: Medals, World Medals

Product type: Medal

Vendor: Britannianumismatics



GREAT BRITAIN / South Africa / Canada Boer War 1899 - 1900 26.4mm silver medal 10.08 grams, Hern: 76; BHM 3674; Laidlaw: 0002

Obverse: Queen Victoria enthroned at the top of a dais with five steps. A lion lying at the bottom and, standing up each side, soldiers and sailors from various nations of the Empire, four on the left flank and four on the right. Below: “NO POWER ON EARTH CAN / - SHAKE OUR - / UNDIVIDED EMPIRE (in an arc)”. The whole is surrounded by a wreath of the national flora of Great Britain: rose (England), thistle (Scotland) and shamrock (Ireland). On ribbon at the foot of the wreath: “A.BS BHAM” and “RD35357”.

Reverse: A battle scene in mountainous terrain with British and Boer soldiers engaged across a dividing ravine. Below: “SOUTH AFRICA / 1899 -1900”. The whole encircled by a laurel wreath, tied at the foot, and join at the top by clasped hands. Ribbons intertwined amongst the leaves bearing the name of Empire nations. From top to bottom on the left: “NEW ZEALAND”, “BRITISH COLUM[BIA]”, “CANADA”, “INDIA”, and on the right: “CAPE COLONY”, “NATAL”, “AUSTRALIA”, “RHODESIA”. (Interesting that British Columbia gets a mention as they joined Canada in 1871)

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