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Australia: Boer War: Colonel Baden-Powell / Warracknabeal

Australia: Boer War: Colonel Baden-Powell / WarracknabealAustralia: Boer War: Colonel Baden-Powell / Warracknabeal
Australia: Boer War: Colonel Baden-Powell / WarracknabealAustralia: Boer War: Colonel Baden-Powell / Warracknabeal
Form: Circular. With and without hole at 12 o’clock.
By: Stokes of Melbourne.
Date: 1900
Ref:  Hern: 710; Carlisle: 1900/5; Laidlaw: 0582;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
23 mmGilded Bronze (no hole)$150
22.8 mmGilded Bronze (hole)22.8 mm$90

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Within a beaded border round the rim, uniformed bust of Colonel Baden-Powell wearing hat, front and slightly to the left. Across on the left: “COLONEL / BADEN- / POWELL”, and on the right: “DEFENDER / OF / MAFEKING”

Reverse: Within a beaded interior border, in an arc above: “MAY, 1900” and in an arc below: “WARRACKNABEAL”. Legend outside the interior border and within a beaded border round the rim: “IN COMMEMORATION OF THE RELIEF OF MAFEKING” and star at foot.

Notes: Warracknabeal is a town in the state of Victoria 330 km north-west of Melbourne.