RSA (Pre-1994): Medallic History of South Africa: 60 Medal Set: Numbers 11-20
|By:||Thomas Sasseen & Wernher Gutbrod / Africana Commemorative Mint|
AM2: 442-451; Laidlaw: 0306b;
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:
(11) LADY ANNE BARNARD 1797
(12) BRITISH CAPTURE THE CAPE 1806
(13) SHAKA ZULU KING 1820
(14) THE 1820 SETTLERS 1820
(15) EMANCIPATION OF THE SLAVES 1834
(16) THE GREAT TREK 1836
(17) THE BATTLE OF BLOOD RIVER 1838
(18) BRITISH OCCUPY NATAL 1842
(19) DICK KING'S RIDE 1842
(20) TRANSVAAL INDEPENDENCE 1852
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.