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Miniature medal, King George VI Coronation Medal 1937 awarded to Colonel C B Stokes, 3rd Skinner's Horse

Circular, silver miniature medal designed by Percy Metcalfe, with, on the obverse, portraits of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. On the reverse, the royal cypher, 'GRI', surmounted by a crown, with the inscriptions, 'Crowned 12 May 1937', and 'George VI Queen Elizabeth'. The medal is suspended on a blue ribbon with white and red vertical stripes at the edges.

Colonel Claude Bayfield Stokes (1875-1948) was an Indian army officer and diplomat. He served in India and was an intelligence officer with Dunsterforce during World War One (1914-1918). He commanded the first detachment of the British Army to go to Baku, arriving on 4 August 1918. Stokes was appointed High Commissioner in Transcaucasia from 1920 to 1921.

This medal was issued to celebrate the coronation of King George VI in 1937. Over 90,000 were presented to members of the armed forces and public officials from across the British Empire.

From a collection of orders and medals awarded to Colonel C B Stokes, 3rd Skinner's Horse, 1895-1937 (c).

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1992-06-175-14


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