Coronation Medal King Edward VII

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The King Edward VII Coronation Medal was a commemorative medal issued in 1902 to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.

The medal was awarded in silver and bronze. It was issued in silver to members of the Royal family, dignitaries, senior government officials and service officers who were present at the coronation ceremony, performed extra work in its preparation, or who were involved in the coronation parade. Selected NCOs and other ranks at the coronation parade received the medal in bronze.

The medal was worn on the left chest from a ribbon with other coronation and jubilee medals. These were worn before campaign medals until November 1918, after which the order of wear was changed, with such commemorative medals now worn after campaign medals and before long service awards.


Designed by Emil Fuchs. It is oval, 30 by 38 millimetres (1.2 in × 1.5 in) and surmounted by a crown. The obverse has a profile of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, crowned and facing left and surrounded by a wreath that forms the rim of the medal. The reverse shows the king's cypher above the date 26 June 1902, surrounded by a wreath in the same form as on the obverse. It was awarded unnamed.

Due to the king falling ill with appendicitis, the coronation, planned for 26 June 1902, had to be postponed while the monarch recovered from surgery, and the coronation was actually held on 9 August 1902. This change happened too late to be reflected on the medals, which bear the earlier date.

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