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British War Medal 1914-20 of 1878 Pte. A. Bell

British War Medal 1914-20 of 1878 Pte. A. Bell

British War Medal 1914-20 of 1878 Pte. A. Bell.
The medal is a circular silver design. Obverse: King George V bareheaded effigy, facing left, with the legend: GEORGIVS V BRITT : OMN : REX ET IND : IMP : Reverse: St. George, naked, on horseback armed with a short sword (an allegory of the physical and mental strength which achieves victory over the Prussian regime).The horse tramples on the Prussian shield and the skull and cross-bones. Just off-centre, near the right upper rim, is the sun of Victory. The dates 1914 and 1918 appear in the left and right fields respectively. Ribbon: a wide central watered stripe of orange, flanked by two narrow white stripes, which are in turn flanked by two black pin-stripes, further flanked by two outer stripes of blue. The colours are not believed to have any particular significance.

Details
Type British War 1914-20
Location In Store
Number B586.2