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British South Africa Company with Rhodesia bar (1896) and Mashonaland bar (1890)
  • Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe)
  • British South Africa Company with Rhodesia bar (1896) and Mashonaland bar (1890), 1890–1896
  • Where object was made: Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe)
  • bronze, casting, silk, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 13 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 1/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert H. Brown Jr.
  • On view: Gallery 401 Cabinet Drawer 4
  • 2007.0182
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A round medallion with a "U" shaped top closed by a bar, where a hanging ribbonis attached. The decorations are identified as symbols of the British empire: flower, thistle, and clover.The hanging ribbon has four vertical dark yellow stripes and three vertical dark blue stripes. A small pointed metal wire at the top is used to attach the medallion to a garment. The bottom end of the ribbon has two metal rectangles. The top one reads: "Rhodesia 1896" and the bottom one reads: "Mashonaland 1890."

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

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

The rim reads: “TPR Brown. WH Pioneers"