An unissued specimen of the British Police Essay competition medal. The head of the King is by the Australian artist Bertram McKennal.
A gilt specimen of the medal awarded the winner of an annual Police Essay competition featuring a bust of King George V by the Australian artist Bertram McKennal and crossed crowned police batons.
Bust of King; around, GEORGIVS . V . D.G. BRITT . OMN . REX . ET . INDIAE . IMP. inm small letter on bust near rim, B.M.
At centre crossed crowned police batons, around POLICE ESSAY . COMPETITION .
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
circa 1930 AD
Obverse: GEORGIVS . V . D.G. BRITT . OMN . REX . ET . INDIAE . IMP. B.M. Reverse: POLICE ESSAY COMPETITION Edge: SPECIMEN GILT
Type of item
49 mm (Outside Diameter), 36.58 g (Weight)