Queen's South Africa Medal

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The Queen's South Africa Medal. Silver. The obverse shows a crowned and veiled effigy of Queen Victoria, facing left, with the legend "VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX" around the upper perimeter. The reverse shows Britannia holding the Union Flag in her left hand and a laurel wreath in her right hand. In the right background are troops marching inland from the coast. In the left background are two men-of-war, with Neptune's Trident and Britannia's shield on the ground in the foreground. Around the top perimeter are the words "SOUTH AFRICA".

The ribbon has a red band, a dark blue band, repeated in reverse order and separated by a orange band.

Clasps on ribbon state 'Transvaal' 'Rhodesia' 'Cape Colony'.

Engraved on edge is '1687 Trpr. R Searle New Zealand MR.'
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Culture Waitaki Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence
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Collection of the Waitaki Museum. Id 12073


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