N.Z. Rough Riders, Otago 1900
Commemorative Medalet 1900.
Obverse: TO COMMEMORATE THE DEPARTURE OF N.Z. ROUGH RIDERS FROM OTAGO MAR 1900. Over struck 'OU' in Rough, which is normal, and 9 over 0 in the date.
New Zealand Contingent, the Third were known as the ‘Rough Riders’ due to their numbers consisting of citizens who were naturally good marksmen and riders as opposed to trained Volunteers.
Reverse: Image of Queen Victoria looking left.
Legend: FOR QUEEN & COUNTRY.
Catalogue: Leon G Morel, 1900/8.
Copper, 24mm diameter and 2mm thick, pierced as usual.
Struck by Moller & Young, overstruck 'M' below bust.