Victory Medal, 1914-1919

Made:
1919 in England
maker:
Royal Mint
artist:
William McMillan

Bronze medal, Victory Medal, 1914-1919, awarded to Private J.S. Munro, R.A.M.C., W. Mcm...[William McMillan], artist, English, 1919. The obverse is inscribed with an image of Victory, the classical winged goddess of Victory or Athene Nike. The reverse is inscribed THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION, 1914-1919, surrounded by a laurel wreath. The medal has a suspension ring for the attachment of a rainbow coloured ribbon [not present]. The medal is made of bronze lacquered copper and was made by Wright & Son or the Royal Mint at Woolwich Arsenal. Awarded to those who served during WW1 usually to accompany the Star and Service medals. The trio of medals were colloquially known as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Details

Category:
Wellcome Medals
Object Number:
A6844
Materials:
bronze and copper
Measurements:
thickness: 4 mm,
diameter: 36 mm,
overall (including suspension ring): 50 mm
type:
military campaign medal