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1902, South Africa, Queen Victoria. Silver Boer War Medal. For Sale
1902, South Africa, Queen Victoria. Silver Boer War Medal.
Mintage: 135,000 pcs.
Mint Period: 1899-1902
Awardee: 22nd PTE A. HARDY. A.S.C.
Condition: Broken upper part, otherwise a nice XF!
Denomination: Medal - British Campaign / Boer War
Diameter: 37mm (without loop)
Obverse: Crowned and veiled jubilee bust of Queen Victoria left.
Legend: VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX
Reverse: Britannia holding flag on shoulder and wreath with right hand. Soldiers in foreground, battle-ships in background.
Comment: Trident, palm-branc and shield with british flag on ground beneath her feet.
Legend: SOUTH AFRICA
The Queen's South Africa Medal (QSA) was awarded to military personnel who served in the Boer War in South Africa between 11 October 1899 and 31 May 1902. Units from the British Army, Royal Navy, colonial forces who took part (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India and South Africa), civilians employed in official capacity and war correspondents. The QSA (without bar) was also awarded to troops who guarded Boer prisoners of war at the POW camp on the island of St. Helena. Troops on the Mediterranean islands were awarded the Queen's Mediterranean Medal, and some personnel on troopships got the Transport Medal.
EDGE INSCRIPTION: 22nd PTE A. HARDY. A.S.C.
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The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, or ZAR), often informally known as the Transvaal Republic, was an independent Boer-ruled country in Southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century. Not to be confused with the present-day Republic of South Africa, it occupied the area later known as the South African province of Transvaal. The ZAR was established in 1852, and was independent from 1856 to 1877, then again from 1881 to 1900 after the First Boer War, in which the Boers regained their independence from the British Empire.
In 1900 the ZAR was annexed by the United Kingdom during the Second Boer War although the official surrender of the territory only took place at the end of the war, on 31 May 1902. In 1910 it became the Transvaal Province of the Union of South Africa.
The first president of the South African Republic was Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, elected in 1857, son of the famous Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, who commanded the Boers to Victory at the Battle of Blood River.
The capital was established at Pretoria (founded 1855), though for a brief period Potchefstroom served as the seat of government. The parliament, the Volksraad, had 24 members.
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