Beaded borders on each side, edges plain, with 2 small edge knocks to base. Surmounted by official star and swivel loop attachment and original watered silk ribbon.
A very well preserved condition. The Arctic medal, with its evocative reverse scene, was authorized in 1857 and awarded by the Admiralty, unnamed, to all those who had been engaged in discovery or search expeditions between the years 1818 and 1855.
It was awarded retrospectively to all officers and men, including civilians, scientists, personnel of the French and US Navies and employees of the Hudson Bay Company. Only 1486 medals have been awarded of this type, being a rare and very popular medal to own amongst collectors. We list militaria and coins weekly.
We provide quality mounted medals, badges and historical research. We can mount your miniature or full size medals, ribbon bars or supply replacement ribbons or badges. We can also conduct military research on your behalf and value cherished objects with a current market or insured value. 2/135 Russell St, Morley, WA. We run two specialist military auctions per year.
Items are accurately described & photographed. Additional costs for this standard service will be added for this service based on publicly available Australia Post rates. Please note, these items are located and will be posted from Australia.
We appreciate fair feedback from you once you receive the item. We aim to give you, the customer our best customer service. The item "RARE PRE WW1 BRITISH ARCTIC EXPEDITION MEDAL 1857" is in sale since Tuesday, November 07, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1914 - 1918 (WWI)". The seller is "jb_military_antiques_14" and is located in 2/135 Russell St, Morley, Perth, WA.
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