Jubilee (Police) Medal 1897

Era: 1897

The Jubilee (Police) Medal 1897 was sanctioned by Queen Victoria and issued to all ranks of the Metropolitan and City of London Police and selected civilian staff to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s reign on 20th June, 1897. The award is very similar to the 1887 issue with the dates suitably amended and the name of the service round the top of the reverse


Materials:   The majority of the British medals and clasps are made of solid silver, though some were issue in bronze versions, mainly to Indian non-combatants.  The majority of the British campaign awards are circular, usually 36mm in diameter.

Ribbons:    Medals are worn suspended from their own specific ribbons. These were first made of silk but cotton was increasingly used as the nineteenth century developed.  Their own colours often have a symbolic significance: the equal stripes of the ‘1939 to 1945 Star,’ for example, are dark blue to represent the service of the Royal and Merchant Navies, red, to represent that of the Armies and light blue to represent that of Air Forces.

Ribbon width can vary slightly though it is generally 32mm wide.

Ribbon – Plain dark blue

Jubilee (Police) Medal 1897 ribbon
Jubilee (Police) Medal 1897 ribbon


Type – Jubilee Medal

Eligibility – Metropolitan and City of London Police and selected civilian staff

Awarded for – Participation in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee

Established – 1897

Naming – Issued named to the policeman

Suspender - Straight

Description – The medal itself was struck in bronze, with a diameter of 36mm. The medal's obverse side shows a veiled Queen Victoria profile and the inscription “VICTORIA REGINA”. The reverse side has a wreath with the text “JUBILEE OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA” and the force's name around the reverse's top


This guide will help you through all the parts and descriptions of military medals


Major L L Gordon ‘British Battles and Medals’

Medal Year book 2006

London Gazette’s

< gov.uk/medals-campaigns-descriptions-and-eligibility>

Some of the material on this page was also partially derived from

<en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Queen_Victoria_Jubilee_Medal >

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