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Rhodesia: Rhodesia Centenary Commemoration: Fort Salisbury

Rhodesia: Rhodesia Centenary Commemoration: Fort SalisburyRhodesia: Rhodesia Centenary Commemoration: Fort Salisbury
Form: Circular.
By: Pagliari, Cape Mint
Date: 1990
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0266;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
50.3 mmBronze51.2 gm$20

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Soldiers on parade while the British flag is being hoisted. Cannon firing on the left. Huts and tents behind. Legend above: FORT SALISBURY" and below: "13 . 9 . 1890".

Reverse: Within an outline map of Rhodesia, across: "RHODESIA / CENTENARY / COMMEMORATION / 12.9.1990". Signed: "PAGLIARI" at the foot.

Notes: The British South Africa Company formally occupied Mashonaland on 13 September 1890.

The obverse design is taken from a drawing in the publication: 'The British South Africa Company Historical Catalogue & Souvenir of Rhodesia, Empire Exhibition, Johannesburg, 1936–37. It shows the Pioneer Column in full dress parade and the British flag being hoisted by Lieutenant Edward Tyndale-Biscoe at Fort Salisbury. The site became the future Rhodesian capital, Salisbury (now Harare in Zimbabwe).