King Edward VII Coronation Medal

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King Edward VII Coronation Medal


King Edward VII Coronation Medal (Military) ribbon.gif
Silver medal on military version of ribbon
Awarded by United Kingdom
and Commonwealth
Type Medal
Eligibility Commonwealth citizens
Awarded for participation in coronation
Clasps None
Statistics
Established 1902
Edward VII Coronation Medal ribbon.png
Civil version of the ribbon
Edward VII Coronation Medal Police version.png
Police version of the ribbon

The King Edward VII Coronation Medal was a commemorative medal issued in 1902 to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.

Issue[edit]

The medal was only awarded to people who attended the coronation, or participated in the coronation parade. It was issued in silver to members of the Royal family, foreign dignitaries, senior government officials and service officers involved in the coronation parade. Selected NCOs and other ranks involved in the coronation parade received the medal in bronze.

A unknown total number of medals were issued, including

  • 138 bronze and 8 silver to Australians

Description[edit]

  • The medal is 42 millimetres in height and 30 millimetres wide.
  • The medal's obverse side has a profile of King Edward VII and his wife Queen Alexandra.
  • The reverse side has the date of the Coronation below the Royal Cypher. Due to the King falling ill with appendicitis, the Coronation, planned for 26 June 1902, had to be postponed while the monarch recovered from surgery, and the Coronation was actually held on 9 August 1902. A few of the medals that had been minted early contain the words "CROWNED 26 JUNE 1902", while most medals contain the words "CROWNED 9 AUGUST 1902".
  • The military version of the ribbon is dark blue with one central red stripe with white edges on either side.
  • The civil version of the ribbon is dark blue with red edges and narrow white central stripe.
  • The police version of the ribbon red with a narrow blue central stripe.
  • It was designed by Emil Fuchs.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artfact". Emil Fuchs biography. Retrieved 12 April 2011.