British Empire Exhibition

[George V on the] British Empire Exhibition Medal Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal. Bronze. 51 mm. diameter. Signed obverse: “BM” (on left shoulder). Inscription obverse: “GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:” Reverse by Percy Metcalfe: Inscribed “PM” (behind front paws) “BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITIONS.” Private collection. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

The bas relief of George V is very close to the one on Mackennal’s 1911 Coronation medal, with the one difference that the orb on that medal is not present on the later one.

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Last modified 21 April 2018