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Great Britain: Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary / Empire

Great Britain: Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary /  EmpireGreat Britain: Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary /  Empire
Form: Circular holed at 12 o’clock for a wire frame holding a red-white-blue ribbon
By: Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Birmingham (probably)
Date: 1911
Ref:  AM2: 125; Laidlaw: 0312a;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
38.5 mmAluminium5.9 gm$10

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Conjoined crowned busts of the King and Queen, left, he robed. Legend in Gothic script: “T.M. King George V. – and – Queen Mary (ornament)”.

Reverse: Britannia standing on left supporting oval British Union shield in right hand and with the other holding a trident resting across the top of the British Empire shield with lion behind lying on a plinth. The new arms of the Union of South Africa replace the arms of the Cape Colony on the Empire shield. Across above: “CORONATION” and above that, the British Royal coat of arms. On a ribbon on the right: “GOD SAVE THE KING”. In the exergue: “JUNE 1911”.

Notes: Probably issued for sale in the colonies. Similar to two medals issued for sale in South Africa: Laidlaw 0312b for Dundee and Laidlaw 0312c for Ladysmith.