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Scotland: Boer War: Glasgow City Council South African War and Indian Famine Fund

Scotland: Boer War: Glasgow City Council South African War and Indian Famine FundScotland: Boer War: Glasgow City Council South African War and Indian Famine Fund
Form: Circular
By: ?
Date: 1900
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0765;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
38.6 mmSilver25.4 gm$280

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Reeded rim. Crossed British Union flag standards. Left flag with shield: TRANSVAAL" and ribbon" SOUTH AFRICA", right flag with Star of India and ribbon: "INDIA". In the top angle, clasped hands across and crown above. In the bottom angle, coat of arms of Glasgow with bishop crest and motto: "LET GLASGOW FLOURISH". Design flanked by different types of foliage left and right. Legend on a raised band above: "SOUTH AFRICAN WAR AND INDIAN FAMINE FUND" and below between star stops: "1900".

Reverse: Reeded rim. Wreath of laurel (left) and thistle (right) tied with a bow at the bottom enclosing blank space for engraving.

Notes: The Indian famine of 1899–1900 began with the failure of the summer monsoons in 1899 over west and central India and, during the next year, affected an area of 476,000 square miles and a population of 59.5 million. Estimates vary between 1 million and 4.5 million deaths.