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Ref: 4684

Boer War, "The Absent Minded Beggar" medal 1900, white metal, by Spink

 

 

Obv: Standing figure of "the Gentleman in Khaki", rifle at the ready, THE NATIONAL COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL 1899-1900 around

 

Rev: Union Jack around laurel, shamrock, rose and thistle, legend in field


Condition: Good very fine; Diameter: 45mm

 

References: BHM 3680; E 1851

 

Notes: This medal was sold by Spink & Son for two shillings each, to raise money for the Daily Mail Kipling Poem War Fund. This aimed to assist those who were widowed and orphaned as a result of the South African war. The "Gentleman in Kharki" depicted was from a painting by Richard Caton Woodville, and inspired the poem "The Absent Minded Beggar" by Rudyard Kipling.

 

 

Price £50

Boer War, "The Absent Minded Beggar" medal 1900, white metal
Boer War, "The Absent Minded Beggar" medal 1900, white metal

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