Naval Good Shooting Medal, George V issue, 1910-1914, miniature
Miniature circular silver medal on claw and swivel ribbon bar suspension; the face with the head and shoulders portrait of King George V facing left in admiral’s uniform, circumscribed ‘GEORGIUS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP: (George V King of Great Britain, Emperor of India); the reverse with the full-length figure of Neptune, facing right, five thunderbolts in each hand, the bows of a trireme and three horses’ heads beyond, a trident to the right, circumscribed ‘VICTORIA CURAM AMANT’ (Victory loves care); diameter 17.7mm (0.7 inch); a slight edge knick lower left of the face; on a short length of possibly original ribbon.
The medal was instituted in 1902 to be awarded to the winner of each category in the annual fleet gunnery competitions and it was first awarded in 1903. In 1910, the effigy of King Edward VII was replaced after his death by that of King George V. The medal was not awarded after 1914, some 974 awards of the two versions of the medal having been made and is thus rare.
All medals are Genuine Authentic originals
We do not offer copies, replicas or re-strikes.
Medals are full size unless clearly stated otherwise
Sometimes it is necessary to offer replacement ribbons when on the earlier items the originals are either too worn or are missing.
The images on each listing are of that item we do not use library images.
All items listed are in our own stock, and are dispatched professionally packaged by the safest means possible.
If you are searching for an item which is not listed please do not hesitate to contact us by email in our contact us page, we have a large stock changing daily and expert contacts world-wide.
By submitting your bid, you'll be contractually committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder.
By submitting your bid, you're committing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. You've read and agree to the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
By clicking Confirm, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder.
By clicking Confirm, you're committing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase your maximum bid amount.