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Victory Medal

(2 customer reviews)

£32.00 (Inc. Vat)

Description

Victory Medal

Victory Medal was issued to all who had already got the 1914 or 1914–15 Stars and most of those who had the British War Medal, some six million are believed to have been produced. It is often known as the Allied War Medal because the same basic design and double rainbow ribbon were adopted by thirteen other Allied nations (though the USA alone issued it with campaign clasps). The Union of South Africa produced a version with a reverse text in English and Dutch (not Afrikaans as is often stated).

Date: 1919

Branch of Service: British and imperial forces.

Ribbon: 38mm double rainbow (indigo at edges and red in centre).

Original Metal: Yellow bronze.

Size: 36mm.

Description: (Obverse) the standing figure of Victory holding a palm branch in her right hand and stretching out her left hand. (Reverse) a laurel wreath containing a four-line inscription THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION 1914–1919.

Nil

Mention in Despatches (MiD) bronze oak leaves (pre 1920)

Can be engraved with recipients details

2 reviews for Victory Medal

  1. Bert Steinhardt

    A number of years ago I received a pair of British WWI cavalry swords through my father-in-law. A little bit of research showed the pieces had been issued in WWI to two seperate Canadian Cavalry units. This eventually led to my finding documentation on two individuals within those units. I was able to locate a set of originals for one but not the other. I originally sought to obtain two un-named medals (British War Medal and Victory Medal) but finding these was as hard as finding hen’s teeth in a snow storm.

    I eventually chanced upon Bigbury Mint and liked the fact of them being licenced by the MoD to reproduce the medals.I received my medals today and am thrilled with the quality of the product. During the purchasing process there was an issue as to the engraving. This issue was spotted by Bigbury staff who contacted me to point out the problem and offered suggestions of remedy. Such customer service really gives one confidence when dealing at arms length. Thank you.

  2. Peter Penney

    I bought this medal as part of a Pip, Squeak and Wilfred set engraved with my wife’s grandfather’s details, and we are very impressed with the high quality of the medal, the speedy service and the help received in getting the engraving as accurate as possible. The quality of this medal makes it a very fitting link to a hero my wife never had the privilege of meeting, and as such I would have no hesitation in recommending Bigbury to anyone.
    Regards
    Pete

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