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Cape Colony: Boer War: Royal Visit of Duke & Duchess of Cornwall & York: Kalk Bay & Muizenberg

Cape Colony: Boer War: Royal Visit of Duke & Duchess of Cornwall & York: Kalk Bay & MuizenbergCape Colony: Boer War: Royal Visit of Duke & Duchess of Cornwall & York: Kalk Bay & Muizenberg
Form: Circular. Pierced at 12 o’clock for ring and a second to a blue corded ribbon.
By: Alexander Miesch, Birmingham
Date: 1901
Ref:  AM2: 64; Laidlaw: 0022c;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
32 mmPewter14 gm$40

Edge: Plain

Obverse: Conjoined busts of the Duke and Duchess, left. Legend on a scroll: “THEIR R.H. THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CORNWALL AND YORK”.

Reverse: Coat of arms of the Cape Colony with supporters, Hope crest and motto: "SPES BONA". Above in three concentric arcs: “THE CHILDRENS’ CELEBRATION OF THE VISIT / OF THEIR R.H. THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CORNWALL AND YORK / TO THE CAPE, 1901” and below: “KALK BAY / MUIZENBERG (in an arc)”.

Notes: The visit to South Africa was part of a world tour of British Colonies to show Royal appreciation for their support during the Boer War.

The Duke and Duchess were to become King George V and Queen Mary in 1911.