Queen's South Africa Medal

This is one of the history objects in our collection.

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Description
Queen's South Africa Medal awarded to British and Imperial forces for campaigns in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. The obverse shows the Jubilee bust of Queen Victoria with the words "VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX", while the reverse depicts Britannia holding the flag and a laurel crown with the words "SOUTH AFRICA". The ribbon is red on the edges, with stripes of navy blue and orange in the centre. It has a single clasp "South Africa 1902".
This particular example is a Type 3 reverse design, with no date and Britannia's hand pointing towards the letter "F" in AFRICA.
Accession number
2970/2

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