Sharing my Edward VIII investiture medal

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Sharing my Edward VIII investiture medal

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Official Medal for the Investiture of Prince Edward as Prince of Wales, July 13, 1911.

Obverse: INVESTITVRE . OF . EDWARD . PRINCE . OF . WALES . K . G
CARN- -ARVON IVLY . XIII MCMXI /
Crowned bust of Prince Edward, three-quarters left.

Reverse: . ARWISGIAD . IORWERTH TYWYSOG . CYMRU . M . G .
Above castle tower at right: GORPHENAF MCMXI /
Caernarvon Castle. Welsh Dragon at bottom.
At top are the Prince of Wales' ostrich plumes & motto ICH DIEN;
surrounded by a garter with the motto HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE;
all surmounted by a crown.

21.41 gm of .925 Sterling silver, 35 mm. Dappled toning, EF.

Eimer #1925; British Historical Medals (BHM) vol 3, #4079.

The medal was designed by Sir William Goscombe John, who also designed the vestments worn by Prince Edward during the ceremony. There were 5411 silver, and 129 gold medals issued by the Royal Mint.
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Re: Edward VIII investiture medal

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Not my subject but I like the medal. The detailed information is appreciated.
Thanks :)
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