Summary

Australia Victoria
South Australia Meritorious Service Medal - Queen Victoria
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Royal Mint specimen medal with mount for ribbon

This was one of a series of Colonial Forces medals instituted on 31 May 1895 for the Colony of Queensland for NCOs of the rank sergeant and above for distinguished or meritorious service. The award was superceded in 1902 by the Commonwealth of Australia MSM.

Physical Description

A Royal Mint specimen round silver medal (36 mm. diameter) with mount and ribbon. The obverse features a diademmed head of Queen Victoria, facing left; around, VICTORIA REGINA; the artist's name W.WYON R.A. on the bust truncation. The reverse has the legend FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE within a laurel wreath and below a crown; above the crown, SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

Obverse Description

A diademmed head of Queen Victoria, facing left; around, VICTORIA REGINA; the artist's name W.WYON R.A. on the bust truncation.

Reverse Description

The reverse has the legend FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE within a laurel wreath and below a crown; above the crown, SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

Edge Description

Plain

Significance

Royal Mint specimen medal with mount for ribbon
This was one of a series of Colonial Forces medals instituted on 31 May 1895 for the Colony of Queensland for NCOs of the rank sergeant and above for distinguished or meritorious service. The award was superceded in 1902 by the Commonwealth of Australia MSM.

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