These medallions, which belonged to Mervyn Thomas, were given in celebration of the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Coronation authorities in the United Kingdom decided on a total number to be produced, then allocated a proportion to each of the Commonwealth countries and Crown dependencies and other possessions of the Crown. The award of the medals was then at the discretion of the government of each territory, which was left free to decide who was to be awarded a medal and why.
This medallion is specific to the town of Castlemaine in Victoria which is noted on the Service Record of Mervyn Thomas.
Two matching circular medallions with wire at top.
Inscriptions & markings
Front: THE TOWN OF CASTLEMAINE / VIS NON TERRA SEO DEU EST
Back: Effigy of Queen Elizabeth with crown facing right. Border reads: CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II / 2ND JUNE 1953