The Queen's South Africa Medal is a British campaign medal that was awarded to all British and Colonial military personnel, civilians employed in official capacity and war correspondents who served in South Africa from 11th October 1899 up to the end of the war on 31st May 1902.
The Queen's South Africa Medal is a silver or bronze disk. The bronze medal was awarded to some Indian troops and non-enlisted men of whatever nationality who drew military pay, although some silver medals were awarded to native tropps. The suspender is attached to the medal with a claw mount and a pin through the upper edge of the medal.
The obverse shows a crowned and veiled effigy of Queen Victoria, facing left, with the legend "VICTORAA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX" around the upper perimeter. The reverse shows Britannia holding the Union Flag in her left hand and a laurel wreath in her right hand. In the right background are troops marching inland from the coast. In the left background are two men-of-war, with Neptune's Trident and Britannia's shield on the ground in the foreground. Around the top perimeter are the words "SOUTH AFRICA". Three types of reverse exist.