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Two British medals, one depicting King George V and Queen Mary, the other depicting their son, King George VI

(1) “Victory Medal.” King George VI Cupro-nickel medal, 1.5” diameter, with partial 2.25” x 1.25” red, white, and blue ribbon. Obverse depicts the crowned head of King George VI with the legend “Georgivs Vi D: G: Br: Omn: Rex Et Indiae Imp:” The reverse shows a victorious lion standing on a defeated two headed dragon (the axis powers) with the dates 1939-1945 above. Awarded to all full time service personnel who had completed 28 days service between September 3, 1939, and September 2, 1945. 

(2) Silver Jubilee medal, 1” diameter, depicting on obverse left profiles of the King and Queen encircled in blue with silver lettering: “Silver Jubilee George V & Queen Mary 1935,” silver crown at top incrusted with red jewels. Suspended by a red, white, and blue ribbon (monogrammed RAOB in gold with G.L.E. - Grand Lodge of England imprinted), gold buffalo horns at the bottom and a gold buffalo head with red jewels for eyes; 2.5” long pin attached. Two letters at each end of the buffalo’s gold horns: “RA” and “OB.” Total dimensions, 1.75” x 4.25”. Engraved on verso: “J.S. Snellling / C.P. / Crawley Down / Lodge No. 7050.” The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) is one of the largest fraternal organizations in the United Kingdom. The order started in 1822; its members are called Buffs. In World War I, the Buffs supported the war effort through supplying ambulances to bring wounded soldiers back from the front lines. Initially, six motorized ambulances were purchased and sent with each one manned by “Volunteer Buffs.”


Item: 58434

Price: $600.00
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