British Army Boer War Queens South Africa Medal 1st Company Imperial Yeomanry
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British Army Boer War Queens South Africa Medal 1st Company Imperial Yeomanry:
Queen's South Africa Medal measures 36mm wide and is a circular silver medal with claw swivel ribbon bar suspension, with CAPE COLONY, ORANGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL, SOUTH AFRICA 1901 & SOUTH AFRICA 1902 clasps; the face with the veiled crowned head and shoulders portrait of Queen Victoria facing left, circumscribed ‘VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX’ (Victoria Queen and Empress), signed ‘G. W. de Saulles’ (for George William de Saulles, 1862-1903, Chief Engraver to the Royal Mint); the reverse with the full-length helmeted figure of Britannia, a standard in her left hand, her right arm extended with a laurel wreath, her shield and trident on the ground behind her, soldiers marching in a landscape beyond, warships near the coast beyond, signed ‘G. W. de Saulles’. The medal was instituted in 1899 to be awarded to participants in the Boer War.This medal is encase in a protective plexiglass block approximately 1 inch thick. The first 2 bars at the top of the medal are gone and the ribbon is gone as well. The medal itself is in good shape but far from pristine.