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RSA (Pre-1994): Six South African Prime Ministers (c1970)

RSA (Pre-1994): Six South African Prime Ministers (c1970)RSA (Pre-1994): Six South African Prime Ministers (c1970)
Form: Circular.
By: Bickels of Johannesburg
Date: c1970
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0079b;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
50.9 mmSilvered Bronze57.0 gm $35
Gilded Bronze
Bronze

Edge: Plain. No marks.

Obverse: Against a map of South Africa, three portrait medals of South African Prime Ministers. Each has a legend on a raised band with the name above and the dates between stops below. Clockwise from the top left:
(1) Botha, half right. “LOUIS BOTHA 1862-1919”
(2) Hertzog, half left. “JAMES BARRY MUNNIK HERTZOG 1866-1942”
(3) Smuts, right. “JAN CHRISTIAAN SMUTS 1870-1950”
At the top, a pentagon showing: “SA”.

Reverse: Three portrait medals of South African Prime Ministers. Each has a legend on a raised band with the name above and the dates between stops below. Clockwise from the top left:
(1) Strijdom, right. “JOHANNES GERHARDUS STRIJDOM 1893-1958”
(2) Verwoerd, half right. “HENDRIK FRENSCH VERWOERD 1901-1966”
(3) Malan, right. “DANIEL FRANCOIS MALAN 1874-1959”
The Coat of arms of the Republic of South Africa above and Protea flowers to the left and right of Malan.

Notes: These medals appears to have been struck from the same dies as the 1966 medals (Laidlaw 0079a).