Jutland Commemorative medal
A good original First World War miniature silver ‘Battle of Jutland 1916 Commemorative Medal’; the obverse depicting an upright trident with crossed ‘Union and White Ensign Flags’ on the cross a shield inscribed “31 May 1916” to the surround the legend “TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL THAT DAY”; the reverse with inscription within an oak wreath “MAY 31, 1916 THE GERMAN FLEET ATTACKED OFF THE COAST OF JUTLAND AND DRIVEN BACK INTO PORT WITH HEAVY LOSS. ADMIRAL SIR JOHN JELLICOE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, VICE ADMIRAL SIR DAVID BEATTY COMMANDING BATTLE CRUISIER FLEET.”
Top edge impressed “Silver”
Battle of Jutland 1916 Commemorative Medal was designed by the Marquis of Milford Haven. Struck by ‘Spink & Son in 1916’ and sold for the benefit of the ‘Naval Orphanages’. It was issued in Gold, Silver, Bronze and White Metal.
Condition – GVF some edge bruising