Edwardian Silver & Enamel Queens South Africa Medal Ribbon Vesta Case

A & J Zimmerman, Birmingham 1902
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A rare Edwardian silver and enamel Vesta Case of rounded rectangular form with sprung hinged flip-top lid, the face enamelled with the Queens South Africa Medal Ribbon. Silver gilt interior.

By A & J Zimmerman, Birmingham, 1902

The Queen's South Africa Medal (QSA) was awarded to military personnel who served in the Boer War in South Africa between 11 October 1899 and 31 May 1902. Units from the British Army, Royal Navy, colonial forces who took part (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India and South Africa), civilians employed in official capacity and war correspondents. The QSA (without bar) was also awarded to troops who guarded Boer prisoners of war at the POW camp on the island of St. Helena. Troops on the Mediterranean islands were awarded the Queen's Mediterranean Medal, and some personnel on troopships got the Transport Medal.

The QSA was the medal issued to all who served in South Africa up to the end of the war in May 1902. This included those such as the New Zealand 10th Contingent who arrived in Durban in May 1902, and did not fight. The requirements for the King's South Africa Medal meant that few were issued.

Sold - £395.00

In good condition with no damage or repair
50 mm (1.97 inches)
40 mm (1.57 inches)
13 mm (0.51 inches)
33.00 Grams (1.06 troy ounces)
Stock Code
Silver & Enamel