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Great Britain: Boer War: General Sir George White

Great Britain: Boer War: General Sir George WhiteGreat Britain: Boer War: General Sir George White
Form: Circular
By: Emil Fuchs / Heaton Mint, Birmingham
Date: 1900
Ref:  AM: 68; Hern: 158; BHM: 3671; Eimer: 1847; Laidlaw: 0240;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
31.5 mmYellow Bronze17.0 gm$380

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Bareheaded bust General White in uniform, right. Signed: “E. FUCHS” close to the rim on the left and on the right: “1900. H.”.

Reverse: Facsimile of General White’s handwriting across: “Honeste Parta / Geo S. White /(underscore) / 1900.”

Notes: General Sir George White (1835-1912) was the commanding officer of the British garrison at Ladysmith in Natal. The town was besiege by Boer forces from 2 November 1899 until 28 February 1900.