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medal, commemorative

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  • Other titles
    • Metropolitan Police Jubilee (descriptive name)
    • Dr Percy Septimus Jakins, 5th Division Metropolitan Police
  • Description
    Metropolitan Police Jubilee Medal 1887
    Medal awarded to Dr Percy Septimus Jakins, S Division, Metropolitan Police
    circular gilt bronze medal; straight suspender; with ribbon
    obverse: veiled profile of Queen Victoria facing left; legend: VICTORIA REGINA
    reverse: oak leaf wreath with crown above; a small rose either side of wreath; legend around inside line rim: METROPOLITAN POLICE / 1887; inscription in field: JUBILEE / OF / HER MAJESTY / QUEEN / VICTORIA
    ribbon: dark blue
    named on edge: DR PERCY JAKINS. S. DIVN.
  • Place
  • Other Number
    N2569, 1973.97, N1550
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medal, commemorative, 1973.97, N1550, N2569, Photographed by: Julia Scott, photographer, digital, 23 Mar 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1550, N2569
  • Notes
    Metropolitan Police Jubilee Medal, 1887
    Medal awarded to Dr. Percy Jakins, S Division (Hampstead).

    The Jubilee (Police) Medal 1887 was issued to all ranks of the Metropolitan and City of London Police Forces, who were involved in the Jubilee Parade and celebrations of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee on 21 June 1887.

    Dr Percy Septimus Jakins (1856-1944) was a Harley Street surgeon who specialised in throat and ear complaints. During the 1880s he was Divisional Surgeon for S (Hampstead) Division of the London metropolitan Police. He had married in 1881 and at the time was living at Osnaburg Street. The 1911 census records that he was living at 22 Ulster Place with his wife and three children - a son, Harley who died in France in 1918, and two daughters. Percy's older brother George Sargent Jakins had migrated to New Zealand in 1859 and established himself in Auckland as a general merchant. In the late 1880s he moved over to Melbourne but returned to live in Auckland circa 1909. George Sargent Jakins died in 1928. It is believed that the donor of this medal was one of his grand-daughters.
  • Event
    Jubilee of Queen Victoria
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1 January 1887 to 31 December 1887
  • Subject category
  • Production
    Leonard Charles Wyon
    [United Kingdom]Europe
    [United Kingdom]Europe
    Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901), English reign
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  • Dimensions
    • 1 - medal diameter : 38mm
    • 2 - ribbon width : 36mm
  • Classification
  • Record created
    9 August 2016

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