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Ref: 6155

Great Britain / Italy, Pair of British Expeditionary Force sports prize medals to Sgt Whitbread, May 1918, with suspension loops. Rare and interesting.

 

Silver Medal, 39mm

 

Obverse: helmeted bust of Minerva left, MINERVA FAVENTE in exergue

 

Reverse: laurel sprig to left, engraved in field GARRISON CROSS COUNTRY RACE-BASE FIRST PRISE (sic) –WINNERS A.S.C. SUPPLY PERSONNEL SGT WHITBREAD B.E.F. APRIL-13-1918 ITALY

 

Bronze Medal, 35mm, by S Johnson

 

Obverse: a woman observes a game of pétanque

 

Reverse: laurel sprig above pétanque balls, engraved in field 1 MILE WALKING RAC (sic) 2 PRIZE and MAY-19-1918 SGT WHITBREAD A.S.C. engraved around

 

 

Condition: Very fine; Diameters as mentioned

 

References: -

 

Notes: The B.E.F. was in Italy from October 1917 and played a vital part in the defeat of the Austrian army.

 

Price £60

Great Britain / Italy, Pair of British Expeditionary Force sports prize medals to Sgt Whitbread
Great Britain / Italy, Pair of British Expeditionary Force sports prize medals to Sgt Whitbread

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