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Date Instituted

1900

Campaign

Native uprisings in Cape of Good Hope 1880-97

Obverse

Head of Queen Victoria and the legend ‘VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX’.

Reverse

Arms of the Cape Colony with the words ‘CAPE OF GOOD HOPE’ above and the inscription ‘SPES BONA’ below.  

Size

36 mm

Metal:

Silver

Naming

Either faint indented or engraved blocked capitals but examples with impressed narrow capitals also exist.

Clasps

3 - TRANSKEI; BASUTOLAND; BECHUANLAND

Approx. Medals issued

5156

Comments

Only 5156 of these medals were awarded by the Cape Government to colonial troops who put down a number of small native uprisings and only 15 being issued to British troops.

The medal was usually awarded with a clasp although 10 were awarded without and only 23 medals exist with all three.

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL