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Great Britain: Boer War: Queen Victoria / Colonial Trooper Shooting

Great Britain: Boer War: Queen Victoria / Colonial Trooper ShootingGreat Britain: Boer War: Queen Victoria / Colonial Trooper Shooting
Great Britain: Boer War: Queen Victoria / Colonial Trooper ShootingGreat Britain: Boer War: Queen Victoria / Colonial Trooper Shooting
Form: Circular. Sometimes fitted with an ornate claw suspension bar and blue ribbon
By: A. Fenwick, Birmingham
Date: 1900 (?)
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0939a;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
38.5 mmWhite Metal31.7 gn$45
38.5 mmBronzed White Metal31.2 gm$45

Edge: Plian. Thickness 5.0 - 5.2 mm

Obverse: Within an ornate border round the rim, Veiled and diademed head of Queen Victoria, left. Signed: "A. FENWICK. F. BIRM" on the truncation. Legend: "VICTORIA (left) REGINA (right)".

Reverse: Colonial trooper wearing hat, shooting from the kneeling position on ground, left.

Notes: Believed to have been issued in Australia as a shooting medal during the Boer War.