Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.357
Date: 
1916
Medium: 
Bronze, paper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 44.9mm (1 3/4 in.)
Marks: 
Reverse below wreath: "SPINK & SON 1916".
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing crossed White Ensign and Union Jack flags above trident and shield inscribed "31/ MAY/ 1916"; legend: "TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL THAT DAY". Reverse shows oak wreath encircling legend: "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 CRUISER/ FLEET." In pale blue leather-like paper box stamped on exterior: "BY APPOINTMENT/ SPINK & SON LTD./ 17 & 18, PICCADILLY,/ W."; sticker inside lid: "SOLD/FOR THE/BENEFIT/OF/NAVAL/ORPHANAGES"
Gallery Label: 
Donated to the Naval History Society in 1916 by Robert Neeser, the Society's Secretary.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group