medal; "Victory Medal 1914-1919"

Production date
1919
Description
Medal showing the winged figure of Victory on the front of the medal and on the back, it says 'The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919’. The ribbon colours represent the combined colours of the Allied nations, with the rainbow additionally representing the calm after the storm. The ribbon consists of a double rainbow with red at the centre. It represents the combined colours of the Allied nations, with the rainbow additionally representing the calm after the storm.
To qualify, an individual had to have entered a theatre of war (an area of active fighting), not just served overseas. Their service number, rank, name and unit were impressed on the rim.
Approximately 5.7 million Victory Medals were issued.
This is not the correct ribbon for this medal.
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Production date
1919
Signature & date
embossing:obverse:"THE GREAT/ WAR FOR/ CIVILISATION/ 1914-1919"
engraving:edge:"2743 PTE Wm JAMIESON A & S HIGHRS"
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Measurement type, part and reading
Dimensions:0 - Whole:Dia 3.6cm (Dia 1 7/16")
Accession number
2004-011-002

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