NIGERIA Defence Service Medal 1967 1970


NIGERIA, Defence Service Medal 1967 1970, no date (1971 and later), Obverse: map in circle of hands, NIGERIA DEFENCE SERVICE MEDAL 1967 – 1970, Reverse: guns, anchor, airplane, surmounded by eagle, ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA LOYALTY. DISCIPLINE. COURAGE, copper-nickel, 35mm, ribbon without hanging device, AU

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The dates on the bar refer to the Biafra War.

The style of the medal follows British Imperial usage. Maybe it was made at the British Royal Mint, I don’t know.

Medals, awards, decoration, insignia, documents, equipment, of military, police, private, and irregular military style organizations. We sometimes sell small weapons but we do not sell working firearms. If a thing happens to be military but is hundreds of years old I stop thinking of it as a military thing and start thinking of it as a relic or an antiquity. I suppose that means that “militaria” really starts around the middle of the 19th century or so, when uniforms became normal. Does that seem right to you?

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.