United Kingdom; state
George V (1910-36); ruler; struck in the rule of
Lester Watson Collection
British Army; subsubsubseries
Group 6: Coronation Medal (George V), Allied Victory Medal 1914-1918 (British)
The circumstances of award and the history of the individual medals are discussed in their individual entries, q. v.
The group is stitched together at the top of the ribbons.
These were the medals of Captain T. M. Monk, who was therefore presumably present at the Royal Coronation of 1911 and survived the Great War of 1914-1918. The Lester Watson Collection also includes two other medals that belonged to him, but as these are not attached to this group they have been considered separately. Nonetheless, it was as a group of four that Lester Watson acquired them all, at some point before 1928.
London, mint, place
weight, 54.99, g
diameter, 68.5, mm
loan; 2005; Cambridge in America
Gift of L. Hoyt Watson; ex Lester Watson Collection, acquired before 1928
design; obverse; 22 JUNE 1911; See subordinate records for descriptions of components
design; reverse; See subordinate records for descriptions of components
Watson Catalogue; Group 6
British and other Campaign and Gallantry Medals From the Collection of Lester Watson (d. 1959).
Coronation, Geo. V ; Victory 1914-19 [373B]: unnamed, Capt. T. M. Monk.
Object Number: LW.0364
(Coins and Medals)
(record id: 141587; input: 2007-03-27; modified: 2016-06-30)