RSA (Pre-1994): Medallic History of South Africa: 60 Medal Set: Numbers 41-50
|By:||Thomas Sasseen & Wernher Gutbrod / Africana Commemorative Mint|
AM2: 472-481; Laidlaw: 0306e;
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:
(41) JAMESON RAID 1895
(42) THE ANGLO-BOERE WAR 1899-1901
(43) BATTLE OF SPION KOP 1900
(44) RELIEF OF LADYSMITH 1900
(45) LORD ALFRED MILNER 1901
(46) PEACE OF VEREENIGING 1902
(47) JAMES STEVENSON-HAMILTON 1902
(48) GENERAL JC SMUTS 1906
(49) JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD 1907
(50) FOUNDING OF ONDERSTEPOORT 1908
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.