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Great Britain: Boer War: British Commanders: General White, Siege Sustained 120 Days

Great Britain: Boer War: British Commanders: General White, Siege Sustained 120 DaysGreat Britain: Boer War: British Commanders: General White, Siege Sustained 120 Days
Great Britain: Boer War: British Commanders: General White, Siege Sustained 120 DaysGreat Britain: Boer War: British Commanders: General White, Siege Sustained 120 Days
Form: Circular. Bronze medal with attached loop.
By: James Fenton, Great Hampton Street, Birmingham according to the “J.F” maker’s mark on the silver medals of the series
Date: 1900
Ref:  AM: 53; Hern: 124; Laidlaw: 0513a;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
29.0 mmCopper-Bronze14.4 gm$95
29 mmWhite Metal$85

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Within a beaded border round the rim, bareheaded bust of White in uniform, front with head turned slightly right. Legend above: "SIEGE SUSTAINED 120 DAYS" and below: "GENERAL WHITE".

Reverse: Beaded border round the rim. On an ornate rectangular plaque across: "SOUTH AFRICA 1900. Behind, laurel wreath tied at the bottom and crossed bayoneted rifles with crown at the top.

Notes: One of a series of similar medals depicting British commanders.