Lot 7
  • 7

THE SILVER REWARD MEDAL STRUCK FOR THE PRINCE OF WALES' VISIT TO INDIA, 1921-22

Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Sold
5,250 GBP
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Description

  • silver
The obverse depicting a bare headed bust left, the reverse with the Prince of Wales' feathers, unnamed, with suspension loop and ribbon for wearing, diameter approximately 50mm, maker's marks for Elkington & Co. Ltd., British hallmarks for Birmingham, 1921, fitted case.

Literature

Cf: Sotheby's, The Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor, Geneva, Friday 3rd April 1987, Lot 180.

Cf: Joseph S. Giordano, Portraits of A Prince; Coins, Medals, and Banknotes of Edward VIII, London, 2009, page 71.

Cf: Robert Werlich, Orders and Decorations of All Nations, Ancient and Modern Civil and Military, Second Edition, 1974, page 203-204.

Catalogue Note

The reverse of the medal is centring on the badge for the Prince of Wales within the Garter and surrounded by the collar and suspending the Most Exalted Order of The Star of India.  It depicts the profile of Queen Victoria sumounted by a five pointed star, with the motto of the Order, Heaven's Light Our Guide.  This Order was founded by Queen Victoria on 23rd February 1861 and was awarded to Indian Princes and British Subjects for distinguished and loyal service to the Indian Empire.  The Order is no longer awarded and there have been no appointments since 1947.
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