King Edward VII Coronation Medal


King Edward VII Coronation Medal

Infobox Military Award
name=King Edward VII Coronation Medal


caption=military version of ribbon
awarded_by=United Kingdom
and Commonwealth
type= Medal
eligibility= Commonwealth citizens
for= participation in coronation
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clasps= None
established=1902
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The King Edward VII Coronation Medal was a commemorative medal issued in 1902 to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII.The medal was issued in silver to members of the Royal family, foreign dignitaries, senior government officials and service officers involved in the coronation parade. Selected NCOs and other ranks involved in the coronation parade received the medal in bronze.

The medal was only awarded to people who attended the coronation, or participated in the coronation parade.

A unknown total number of medals were issued, including
*138 bronze and 8 silver to Australians

Description

* The medal is 42 millimetres in height and 30 millimetres wide.
* The medal's obverse side has a profile of King Edward VII and his wife Queen Alexandra.
* The reverse side has the date of the coronation ceremony (26 June 1902) below the Royal Cypher.
* The military version of the ribbon is dark blue with one central red stripe with white edges on either side.
* The civil version of the ribbon is dark blue with red edges and narrow white central stripe.
* The police version of the ribbon red with a narrow blue central stripe.

ources

* [http://www.medals.org.uk/united-kingdom/united-kingdom-ribbons6.htm ODM of the UK]


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