Rhodesia: Rhodes Centenary Celebration, Bulawayo

Rhodesia: Rhodes Centenary Celebration, BulawayoRhodesia: Rhodes Centenary Celebration, Bulawayo
Form: Circular
By: ?
Date: 1953
Ref:  Laidlaw: 1096;
25 mm (?)Silver17.5 gm$20

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Coat of arms of Bulawayo (granted 1943) with elephant crest and motto: "SI YE, PAMBILI (Let us go forward)". Legend: "CITY OF BULAWAYO". Ornamental cross at foot.

Reverse: Across between ornaments: "1953". Legend: "RHODES CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS". Ornamental cross at foot.

Notes: The medal commemorates the birth centenary of Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902), the founder of the nation and the city of Bulawayo.