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China War Medal: CM.TR.2058-R

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China War Medal


Ruler: Victoria (1837-1901)
Engraver: Wyon, William
Production place: Birmingham




Medal awarded to all who had taken part in the campaign in China popularly known as the First Opium War. Named to "FREDERICK FIELDEN H.M.S. STARLING.".


History note: Given by The Master & Fellows of Trinity College 1937

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1937) by Trinity College, Cambridge


1842 -

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 35 mm Diameter 35 mm Weight 33.42 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Profile of Victoria

  • Text: VICTORIA REGINA (in exergue) W.WYON
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: An Oval shield bearing the royal arms and a palm tree flanked by a capstan, anchor and naval cannon representing the Royal Navy (left) and a field gun, drum and regimental flag representing the Army (right).

  • Text: ARMIS EXPOSCERE PACEM (in exergue) CHINA 1842
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.TR.2058-R
Primary reference Number: 226876
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Created: Thursday 9 May 2019 Updated: Monday 13 May 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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