Medal, Jubilee 1897

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Circa 1897
A cased bronze Jubilee Medal 1897. The obverse features a left facing profile of Queen Victoria. " VICTORIA D.G. REGINA ET IMERATRIX F.D." is marked around the edge. " C EMPTMAYER" is marked in very small letters under the bust. A wreath of roses and thorns surmounted by the Queen's crown features on the reverse. " IN / COMMEMORATION / OF THE / 60TH YEAR OF THE / REIGN OF QUEEN / VICTORIA / 20 JUNE / 1897 " is marked on the reverse. The medal is attached to a ribbon with a broad central blue band with wide white stripes at the edges fringed by thin strips of dark blue. The medal is held in a hinged presentation case with a silk lining on the lid. " WYON REGENT STREET LONDON " is marked in gold on the silk.
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Circa 1897
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This medal was awarded to W A O'Neil. Medals like these were awarded to army officers to mark the jubilee. According to information in the Medal Yearbook 2011 the medals were issued in gold, silver and bronze. 890 bronze medals like this one were issued.
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