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Predicate Object Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N2570, W1274 2016-08-09T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:43:17.351Z 3F 55 police/government Cardiff City Special Police Medal, WW1 An unnamed medal awarded for service as special police during the first world war. Obverse features the Cardiff City coat of arms. Reverse has text 'Cardiff City Special Police The Great War 1914 - 19' and is signed Crouch Cardiff Cardiff City Special Police Medal, WW1 circular bronze medal; ring suspension clasp above crossed batons; with ribbon obverse: Cardiff coat of arm: central shield with red dragon in front of leek; supporters either side: a Welsh goat on lhs and sea-horse (or Hippocamp) on rhs; crest: helmet, crown and three feathers; motto above shield: DEFFRO MAE'N DDYDD (Awake, it is day); base scroll with motto: Y DDRAIG GOCH DDYRY CYCHWYN (the Red Dragon will lead the way) reverse: legend around: CARDIFF CITY/ SPECIAL POLICE; at centre: THE / GREAT WAR / 1914-19 ribbon: navy blue with red edges and yellow stripe at centre markings: maker's name in small capitals on reverse: CROUCH. CARDIFF. medal, commemorative
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