|King Edward VII Coronation Medal|
King Edward VII Coronation Medal in silver
Medal awarded to Mayors and Provosts
|Awarded by United Kingdom|
|Awarded for||Participation in coronation|
|Related||Edward VII Police Coronation Medal|
King Edward VII Coronation Medal
Mayors and Provosts Coronation Medal
The King Edward VII Coronation Medal was a commemorative medal issued in 1902 to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.
The medal was awarded in silver and bronze and worn on the left chest from a ribbon. It was issued in silver to members of the Royal family, dignitaries, senior government officials and service officers who were present at the coronation ceremony, performed extra work in its preparation, or who were involved in the coronation parade. Selected NCOs and other ranks at the coronation parade received the medal in bronze. The bronze medal was also given to one seaman or marine of 'very good' character on each ship at the Spithead Naval review held on 16 August 1902.
Due to the king falling ill with appendicitis, the coronation, planned for 26 June 1902, had to be postponed while the monarch recovered from surgery, and the coronation was actually held on 9 August 1902. This change happened too late to be reflected on the medals, which bear the earlier date.