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LADYSMITH SIEGE MEDAL : What IS this ??? Have YOU seen this before?? Please help !!!!!

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LADYSMITH SIEGE MEDAL : What IS this ???

ANGLO-BOER WAR: Item of Interest - Can YOU help with DETAILS, please ??? 

Right - something to test you chaps: THIS is a 25mm X 25mm "Maltese / Cross Pattee" type of cross. It is roughly made, and is impressed (on one side) : "Siege of Ladysmith (and) P. of L.T.S." and on the other side: "2.11.99 / C.J.L. / 28.2.1900". NOW, either THIS cross, or one very, very similar to it was SOLD at auction by Messrs DN&W on 20.09.2002 (At the OMRS Convention); and yet another very, very similar cross (or even THIS cross) was sold at auction by Messrs GILDINGS Auctioneers, U.K. on 24.10.2017 . QUESTIONS: Has any member seen this before? Anyone have experience of this "cross". Is it unique? Or are there MANY? Who or What is the abbreviation: "P. of L.T.S." and also : "C.J.L." ??? One source claims that it is made of "gun metal" and another claims that it is made from shrapnel. I have to ASSUME that it is NOT unique, as the specimen sold by DN&W (and later by Gildings) had the SAME abbreviation: "F.C.E." (and these may be a person's initials) whilst the specimen I am showing HERE has the abbrev/initials of: "C.J.L." - which strongly suggests that there are at least TWO of these crosses ??? All comments and information would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Ladysmith Cross i.jpg

Ladysmith Cross ii.jpg

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Hello David......

I think that this is just a piece of what will be later called trench art.....  Just a souvenir  made by someone in Ladysmith and personalized by the persons initials.....  I have seen this sort of thing made with coins......

Mike

 

 

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Cannot find any unit with initials P. of L. T. S. and I agree that the C.J.L. is a name......

Mike

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