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Medal, Arctic

Collection ID: 
1998.019
Collection: 
Social history
Octagonal silver medal with Queen Victoria head facing left and inscription "VICTORIA REGINA" on face.Inscription "FOR ARCTIC DISCOVERIES 1818-1855" and sailing ship surrounded by ice on this reverse side. 3 dimentional star between medal and ribbon. Ribbon is silver material. Also displayed presentation box with "Arctic" printed on light blue band. Service medal, first Arctic medal awarded toThomas Work, Able Seaman on HMS Erebus, lost on the Franklin Expedition of 1845

Keywords
Arctic
Arctic exploration

Physical attributes

Dimensions
Length80mm

Production

Date (general)Victorian

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