England: Boer War: Stafford Tribute Medal

England: Boer War: Stafford Tribute MedalEngland: Boer War: Stafford Tribute Medal
Form: Circular with crimped claw and ball through which passes a 4 mm diameter silver ring.
By: J. A. Restall & Co, Cambridge Street, Birmingham
Date: 1901
Ref:  Hern: 796; Hibbard: A23; Laidlaw: 0781;
38.7 mmSilver32.9 gm$850

Edge: Plain. Name of recipient impressed in upright letters. This medal: "CORPL. H.A. TRUBSHAW. F. CO. 2ND. V.B. NTH. STAFFS: REGT.".

Obverse: A view of Stafford Castle (as it would have been originally). To the left and right Stafford knots. Below a lion passant. Stamped to the left of the lion, the makers mark: “J.A.R” and to the right the Birmingham silver hallmark for 1901-2 (b). Legend above: “BOROUGH OF STAFFORD” and below: “W.C.T. MYNORS. MAYOR.”.

Reverse: A helmeted soldier kneeling with a bayoneted rifle, right and behind, a mounted trooper with hat holding carbine, left. Signed on the truncation: “RESTALL. BIRM.” Legend underlined: “SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1901.”

Notes: Issued inside a black leather case from Lewis C. Mummery, Jewellers, Stafford, lined on the inside with black velvet and white silk marked: "GOLDSMITHS / MUMMERY / STAFFORD”.

This medal sold at Dix Noonan Webb auction on Sept 2012 for £900.