The Victory Medal; 1919; 2005_162

Name/Title

The Victory Medal

About this object

The Victory Medal belonging to 23340 Rfm. Gordon Gladstone Rogers of the 13th Reinforcements NZ Rifle Brigade who was killed in action in Ypres, Belgium 12th October 1917. The medal is made from gold bronze and depicts on the front (obverse) the winged figure of Victory and on the back (reverse) it reads, "THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION 1914-1919" inside a laurel wreath. The ribbon that goes with this medal is the 'double rainbow' ribbon of watered silk with indigo at the edges and red in the centre. This medal was issued to about 6 million military personnel from the British Empire.

Date Made

1919

Place Made

New Zealand

Medium and Materials

bronze

Measurements

3.5cm diameter x .5 depth

Subject and Association Description

The Victory Medal WW1

Credit Line

Nona Rogers

Object Type

medal

Object number

2005_162

Copyright Licence  

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