China War Medal 1900, in Silver (with "DEFENCE OF LEGATIONS" clasp)

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SKU: 02.GBR.0223.101.01.003

Estimated market value:

$5000+ USD

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Estimated market value:

$5000+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Great Britain
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX Rev: CHINA 1900
  • Size
    36mm
  • Version Remarks
    The value of the medal depends on the unit, rank and recipient's action.

History


The China War Medal 1900 was authorized by Army Order in 1901 and awarded to British and Imperial troops in commemoration of the China War of 1900, also known as the Boxer Rebellion. Silver Medals were awarded to combatants while Bronze Medals were awarded to Native and Indian bearers and servants.

3 clasps were authorized for award with the Medal:
1. “RELIEF OF PEKIN”
2. “TAKU FORTS”
3. “DEFENCE OF LEGATIONS”

The Obverse of the Silver Medal was designed by G.W. de Saulles and the Reverse was designed by W. Wyon.

A variety of different naming styles were used and the value of the Silver Medal varies by the recipient.

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