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eMedals-Government of Ceylon War Medal 1914-1919

Item: GB3040

Government of Ceylon War Medal 1914-1919

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Government of Ceylon War Medal 1914-1919

Government of Ceylon War Medal 1914-1919 - Bronze, obverse illustrating a right-facing, seated, classically robed and laureate female figure representing Ceylon, bestowing a laurel wreath crown upon a kneeling soldier with her right hand, his head bowed. the sea with a multi-rayed blazing sun on the horizon behind them, inscribed "..PRESENTED.. BY THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON TO THOSE WHO VOLUNTARILY GAVE THEIR SERVICES OVERSEAS IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 1919", reverse illustrating a front-facing, winged, classically robed and laureate female representing Victory, seated on a throne, a laurel wreath in her raised right hand and a shield with the coat-of-arms of Ceylon in her left hand, blank recipient plaque at her feet, with a skull and spiked helmet below, 45 mm x 52.2 mm, oxidation spot on the obverse, better than extremely fine.
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