South Africa Medal (1880) (with "1877-8-9" clasp)

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SKU: 02.GBR.0192.101.01.004

Estimated market value:

$475-750 USD

  • Silver Medal (with "1877-8-9" clasp) Obverse
  • Silver Medal (with "1877-8-9" clasp) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$475-750 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Great Britain
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rev: SOUTH AFRICA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]
  • Size
    36mm
  • Version Remarks
    The Silver Medal (with "1877-8-9" clasp) is stamped "W. WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

History


The South Africa Medal was established by General Order in August 1880. The Medal was awarded to Officers and enlisted men of the British Army and Royal Navy, as well as to other colonial troops, for service in various campaigns in South Africa from 1877-1879.

The Medal could be awarded with clasps that denote service years. The following 7 clasps were officially awarded:

1. "1877"
2. "1877-8"
3. "1877-9"
4. "1877-8-9"
5. "1878"
6. "1878-9"
7. "1879"

The medals were issued named, but many different typefaces were used.

There may be additional versions of the Medal that differ in size.

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