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Central Africa Medal: CM.M.123-R

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Central Africa Medal


Ruler: Victoria (1837-1901)
Engraver: Wyon, Leonard Charles
Mint: Royal Mint
Engraver: Poynter, Edwin




Issued to mainly local forces involved in the central African campaigns. The clasp is inscribed with "CENTRAL AFRICA 1894-98". The ribbon is of black, white, and terracotta stripes.


History note: Possibly given by the Royal Mint as examples of Military medals.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown (unknown) by unknown


1895 -

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 36 mm Diameter 36 mm Weight 38.69 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Profile of Victoria

  • Text: VICTORIA REGINA (in exergue) L.C.WYON F
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.M.123-R
Primary reference Number: 226920
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Created: Monday 9 February 2015 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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