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Title:

Group 2

Maker(s):

George V (1910-36); ruler; inferred
London; mint; inferred
London; mint

Collection:

Lester Watson Collection

Category:

medal group

Name(s):

medals; Series
Military; subseries
Britain; subsubseries
British Army; subsubsubseries

Date:

1915 1917

Description:

Group 2: 1914-15 Star, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Victoria Cross

The circumstances of award and the history of the individual medals are discussed in their own entries, q.v.
The group is mounted on a brass bar slid between the ribbons, with a pin at the back across all three ribbons to hold them in place.
As the individual histories make clear, these were the medals of Sergeant Edward J. Mott, of the 1st Battalion Border Regiment. Lester Watson purchased the group from the London dealers Baldwin at some point before 1928.

Production
Place (legacy):

London, mint, place

Technique:

struck

Dimension(s):

weight, 95.78, g
diameter, 116.0, mm

Acquisition:

loan; 2005; Cambridge in America

Provenance:

Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection, bt Baldwin before 1928

Inscription(s):

design; obverse; See subordinate records for descriptions of components
design; reverse; See subordinate records for descriptions of components

Alternative
Number(s):

Watson Catalogue; Group 2
ordering; M-0363

Exhibition(s):

Imagery of War.
Catalogue number: 76

Documentation:

British and other Campaign and Gallantry Medals From the Collection of Lester Watson (d. 1959).
Victoria Cross (27 Jan 1917) [373]; Distinguished Conduct Medal [84A]; Mons 1914-15 Star [252A]. Sgt. E.J. Mott, 1st Btn. Border Regt.

Accession:

Object Number: LW.0360
(Coins and Medals)
(record id: 141574; input: 2007-03-27; modified: 2016-06-30)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/141574





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