RSA (Pre-1994): Medallic History of South Africa: 60 Medal Set: Numbers 1-10
|By:||Thomas Sasseen & Wernher Gutbrod / Africana Commemorative Mint|
AM2: 432-441; Laidlaw: 0306a;
Stamped: "ET+ STG" with the S.A. Bureau of Standards mark for 1973 (Z). Also stamped with the sequence number (0-60).
Depiction of an event or person of South African historical importance. Legends:
(1) BARTHOLOMEU DIAZ AT KWAAIHOEK 1488
(2) VAN RIEBEECK LANDS AT THE CAPE 1652
(3) WINE TRADITION ESTABLISHED 1659 – 1699
(4) CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE
(5) GOVERNOR VAN DER STELL 1679
(6) ARRIVAL OF THE HUGUENOTS 1688
(7) GROOT CONSTANTIA 1691
(8) THE FIRST MISSION STATION 1737
(9) JONGE THOMAS SHIPWRECK 1773
(10) VAN PLETTENBERG BEACON 1778
Stern and starboard view of a three-masted sailing ship in full sail flying the British ensign. Legend: "THE MEDALLIC HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA". Stop at the foot.
The medals were issued monthly over a five year period between 1973 and 1978. The complete set is housed in a wooden cabinet with four sliding trays. Each tray holds 15 medals, 5 across by 3 deep and is lined with red velvet.
The set is accompanied by a certificate from the South African Bureau of Standards stating that the medals were struck for the Afrikaner Commemorative Mint. There is also a compilation of historical notes by M.M. Crawford. The medals were made by E. Tiessen Pty. Ltd, manufacturing Jewellers of Johannesburg.