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    George V silver Chief's Medal 1934, Crowned bust of George V facing left / Elephant with palm tree in background, GAMBIA COLONY AND PROTECTORATE, incuse SILVER on edge, 76.45 mm, 282.34 gm including silver chain and swivel mount, AU details with a number of small handling marks in the fields. A truly spectacular, and historical medal, with a hint of gold patina over extremely high relief design. Ex: John. J. Ford, Jr. Collection.

    The Certificate of Honor medals were originally issued with specially designed certificates printed by Waterlow & Sons. As with this wonderful example, the medals survive, but many of the certificates have been lost or destroyed.

    The British medals for African and Asian chiefs are very similar, and perhaps based upon, the North American Indian Peace medals given to many of the chiefs of the Indian tribes during the reign of King George III, William IV, and Queen Victoria.


    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    Apr-May, 2012
    25th-1st Wednesday-Tuesday
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