RSA (Pre-1994): Generals of the Anglo-Boer War Medal Group: Boer Side (10 Medals)
|By:||Tommy Sasseen / Transvaal Medallion Society|
AM2: 554, 575, 578, 579, 585, 587, 588; Laidlaw: 0724b;
Plain. Stamped: "T.M.S. FINE SILV.".
Depiction of a Boer general. All (except Lois Botha) signed: "T.S." below the bust.
(1) Uniformed bust of Botha wearing a hat, half right. Legend: “KMDT.-GENERAAL LOUIS BOTHA” (1974: AM2-554).
(2) Bareheaded bust of Cronje in jacket, front. Legend: “GENERAAL P.A. CRONJE”. (1976: AM2-578).
(3) Bareheaded bust of Smuts in jacket and tie, half right. Legend: “GENERAAL J.C. SMUTS”. (1975: AM2-575).
(4) Uniformed bust of de la Rey wearing hat, slightly left. Legend: “GENERAAL J.H. DE LA REY”. (1976: AM2-579).
(5) Bareheaded bust of de Wet in jacket, front. Legend: “GENERAAL C. DE WET”. (1977: AM2-585)
(6) Bareheaded bust of Hertzog in jacket and tie, left. Legend: “GENERAAL J.B.M. HERTZOG”. (1977: AM2-587).
(7) Uniformed bust of Meyer wearing a hat, left. Legend: “GENERAAL L. MEYER”. (1977: AM2-588).
(8) Bareheaded bust of Kemp in jacket, slightly left. Legend: “GENERAAL J.C.G. KEMP”.
(9) Uniformed bareheaded bust of de Villebois-Mareuil, slightly right. Legend: “GENERAAL DE VILLEBOIS-MAREUIL”.
On flat rocky ground, four Boer soldiers taking cover behind boulders. Three are facing right firing rifles. The fourth is looking backwards. A bush behind.
The medals were issued periodically between 1975 and 1979
Each medal issued inside a red leather case lined with white silk and red velvet with the name of the general in gilt on the outside of the lid and" "TMS" on the inside.
Alternatively all 20 medals (Boer and British) issued inside a large red leather case lined with white silk and red velvet with: "Generals Generaals / Anglo-Boer War Anglo-Boere Oorlog / 1899-1902" in gilt on the outside of the lid and" "TMS" on the inside.