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ARTIFACT: This is a circa World War I "death penny" memorial medal from the United Kingdom. It is inscribed to Sher Ali, who served as a fireman in the Indian Merchant Service and died in 1918. This medal was given to the families of men who fell in service between 1914 and 1920. The medal reads HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR along its perimeter, and shows Brittania, a lion, two dolphins and Germany's eagle being torn apart by another smaller lion, all in relief.
VINTAGE: Circa World War I.
SIZE: Approximately 4-3/4" in diameter and 1/8" in thickness.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Bronze.
MARKINGS: SHER ALI; E. CRP.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a Great Britain and Commonwealth militaria collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MFJX13 LAFEX5/13 SABEX10/13
CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): The medal has some spots of moderate wear along the edge and a nice overall tarnish.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.