This is an auction for a� reproduction full-size Victoria Cross medal on 12cm of crimson ribbon and supplied� in a clear plastic medal wallet.
Instituted: � January 1856
Description: A cross pattee. (Obverse) a lion statant gardant on the royal� crown, with the words FOR VALOUR on a semi circular scroll. (Reverse) a circular� panel. The cross is suspended by a ring from a seriffed 'V' attached to a suspension� bar decorated with laurel leaves.
Comments: � Introduced as the premier award for gallantry the Victoria Cross is available� to all ranks, to cover all actions since the outbreak of the Crimean War in� 1854. Of the 1,357 awards given since 1856, 835 have go to the army, 107 to� the Royal Navy, 31 to the Royal Air force, 10 to the Royal Marines and 4 to� civilians.
� VICTORIA CROSS - FULL-SIZE