RSA (Pre-1994): Medallic History of South Africa: 60 Medal Set: Numbers 31-40
|By:||Thomas Sasseen & Wernher Gutbrod / Africana Commemorative Mint|
AM2: 462-471; Laidlaw: 0306d;
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:
(31)”OM TE STAAN VIR ONS TAAL, ONS NASIE EN ONS LAND. 25 SEPTEMBER 1875”
(32) SHEPSTONE ANNEXES TRANSVAAL 1877
(33) BATTLE OF ISANDHLWANA 1879
(34) JAN HENDRIK HOFMEYR 1879
(35) BATTLE OF MAJUBA 1881
(36) OLIVE SCHREINER 1883
(37) PRESIDENT PAUL KRUGER 1884
(38) DISCOVERY OF GOLD 1886
(39) CECIL JOHN RHODES 1890
(40) MOHANDAS K. GANDHI 1893
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.