South Africa campaign medal by William Wyon

Obverse: diademed head of Queen Victoria and the legend 'VICTORIA REGINA'.

Details

Medium:
Silver & ribbon
Dimensions:
Diameter 3.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,470 ( Total: £1,470)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Spink & Son

Reverse: A lion representing Africa depicted crouching in a token of submission in front of a Protea bush, above the words 'SOUTH AFRICA', below a Zulu shield and four crossed assegais. Orange yellow ribbon with two wide and two narrow dark blue stripes. Often referred to as the Zulu War Medal it was awarded for operations against various tribes between September 1877 and December 1879. Purchased by the Art Fund with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Provenance

Lieutenant John Cave Bayly, 27th Foot; unknown; Spink.

Venue details

The Inniskillings Museum Enniskillen Castle, Wellington Road, ENNISKILLEN County Fermanagh BT74 7HL 028 6632 3142 www.inniskillingsmuseum.com

Entry details

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