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British South Africa Company medallion
  • Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe)
  • British South Africa Company medallion, 1897
  • Where object was made: Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe)
  • bronze, casting
  • Object Height/Width: 5.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 2 1/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert H. Brown Jr.
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet Drawer 4
  • 2007.0181
Label Text

A round medallion with a "U" shaped top closed by a bar, for the attachment of a hanging ribbon. The decorations are identified as symbols of the British empire: flower, thistle, and clover.

One side depicts a lion being attacked with spears and reads: "Rhodesia 1896, British South Africa Company."

The other side depicts the bust of a woman, identified as Queen Victoria, in profile. It reads: "Victoria Regina."

The rim reads: “Scout W.H. Brown R.H.V."