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Distinguished Conduct Medal: CM.1195-2009

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Mint: London
Ruler: George V (1910-36)
Artist: Saulles, George W. de
Ruler: GEORGIUS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND IMP: (With the title of)

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Description

The Distinguished Conduct Medal was instituted in particular recognition of the gallant exploits of soldiers serving in the Crimea, but was awarded for distinguished conduct in later conflicts too; it was discontinued only in 1993.
Precise dating of this medal is difficult, beyond the fact that it is an issue of George V's reign. The recipient was Private J. Miller of the 6th Somerset Light Infantry, and it is likely that he was awarded the medal for actions in the Great War. It was acquired by Lester Watson at some point before 1928.

Notes

History note: Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection, acquired before 1928

Legal notes

Given by Lester Watson through Cambridge in America, 2009

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.9 mm
Weight: 35.19 g

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009) by Watson, Lester

Dating

Production date: AD 1916

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

Struck

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of George facing left

  • Text: GEORGIUS V BRITT. OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Inscription

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1195-2009
Primary reference Number: 141289
Watson Catalogue: 84
Ordering: M-0078
Previous object number: LW.0078
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 January 2024 Last processed: Monday 15 January 2024

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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