An unissued gilt specimen of the South African Naval Training Ship "General Botha" competition medal. The bust of King George V is by the Australian artist Bertram McKennal.
A gilt specimen of the King's Medal of the South African Training Ship General Botha featuring a bust of King George V by the Australian artist Bertram McKennal and the Arms of South Africa.
Bust of the King facing left, around, GEORGIVS . V . D.G. BRITT . OMN . REX . ET . INDIAE . IMP. ; in small letters on bust near rim, B.M.
At centre Arms of South Africa; around on broad rim, HIS MAJESTY THE KING'S MEDAL; below Arms on plaque, TRAINING SHIP / GENERAL BOTHA
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
circa 1930 AD
Obverse: GEORGIVS . V . D.G. BRITT . OMN . REX . ET . INDIAE . IMP. B.M. Reverse: HIS MAJESTY THE KING'S MEDAL TRAINING SHIP GENERAL BOTHA Edge: SPECIMEN GILT
Type of item
45 mm (Outside Diameter), 35.46 g (Weight)