Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Medal

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Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Medal
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Diamond Jubilee Medal
Awarded by Queen Victoria
Eligibility Members of The Royal Family, Royal Households and guests. Envoys, Foreign Ambassadors and Heads-of Missions, Colonial Prime Ministers and members of the Indian and Colonial Contingents attending the Jubilee. Officers, soldiers, sailors of the naval and military contingents participation in jubilee activities.[1]
Awarded for Participation in Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee
Statistics
Established 1897
Precedence
Next (lower) Queen Victoria’s Commemoration Medal, 1900 (Ireland)[2]
Related Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee Medal
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Military medal ribbon bar
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Civil medal ribbon bar[3]

The Diamond Jubilee Medal was instituted in 1897 by Royal Warrant as a British decoration. The medal was awarded to members of the Royal Family and the court, guests at the celebrations of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee and the soldiers and sailors that paraded that day in London.[1]

The round silver medal was worn on the left side of the breast, suspended from a garterblue ribbon with two wide white stripes.

On the obverse Queen Victoria is depicted as a widow, the text is VICTORIA D.G. REGINA ET IMPERATRIX F.D. The reverse bears the words IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 60TH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA · 20 JUNE 1897 within a garland of roses, shamrock and thistles.

The medal was designed by Clement Emptmeyer and signed Clement Emptmeyer F.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The London Gazette: no. 26947. p. 1692. 14 March 1898.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 56878. p. 3352. 17 March 2003.
  3. ^ "ODM of the United Kingdom: Ribbon Chart". Medals.org.uk. 9 July 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 

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