Queen Victoria Police Jubilee Medal
|Queen Victoria Police Jubilee Medal|
Obverse and reverse: Metropolitan Police version for 1887, with 1897 clasp.
|Awarded by United Kingdom|
|Awarded for||Duty at the Jubilee celebrations in London|
|Established||1887 for Golden Jubilee|
1897 for Diamond Jubilee
|Total awarded||1887: 14,900 medals|
1897: 10,086 medals, 9,193 clasps
|Related||Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Medal|
Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Medal
Ribbon: Queen Victoria Police Jubilee Medal
The Police Golden Jubilee Medal was sanctioned by Queen Victoria in 1887 as an award to all members of the Metropolitan and City of London Police on duty in London during the official Golden Jubilee celebrations, including the Jubilee procession on 21 June 1887.
Ten years later, the Police Diamond Jubilee Medal was awarded for duty at the principal Diamond Jubilee events on the same basis as the 1887 medal, eligibility having been widened to include firemen and members of ambulance units. Those in possession of the earlier Golden Jubilee Police Medal who again qualified, received a dated clasp to be fixed to their existing medal.
Below are the number of medals awarded, the wording of the service being that inscribed on the medal:
|Service inscribed on medal||1887: medals||1897: medals||1897: clasps|
|City of London Police||900||535||485|
|London County Council Metropolitan Fire Brigade||–||950||–|
|St John Ambulance Brigade||–||910||–|
The medal and ribbon were identical for the 1887 and 1897 medal, with the exception of the year inscribed on the reverse.
The medal is of bronze, 1.4 inches (36 mm) in diameter and has a plain straight ribbon bar.
- Obverse: A left-facing bust of the Queen, designed by L. C. Wyon, with the inscription VICTORIA REGINA.
- Reverse: An oak wreath surmounted by a crown. Within the wreath is the inscription JUBILEE OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA with, outside, the name of the service in which the recipient served and, below, the date of the jubilee – either 1887 or 1897.
- Clasp: A bronze clasp inscribed 1897, attached to the suspension bar of the 1887 medal.
- Ribbon: Plain dark blue, 1.25 inches (32 mm) wide.
- The recipient's rank, name and division were engraved on the edge of the medal.
- "Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee Medal Police". BBC-British Museum. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- Cole, Howard N. Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals. pp. 7–8 and 15. Published J. B. Hayward & Son, London. 1977.
- John W. Mussell, editor. Medal Yearbook 2015. pp. 280–281 Published Token Publishing Limited, Honiton, Devon. 2015.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
- 18th Annual Report of the Deputy Master & Comptroller of Mint confirms figures. See Cole, footnote page 8
- D.W.Collett. Medals Yearbook 1981. p. 235, photo of Fire Brigade version confirms wording.