A gold cross with curved ends, overlaid with
In the centre, within a wreath of laurel,
enamelled green, the Imperial Crown in gold upon a
red enamelled ground.
Within a wreath of laurel, enamelled green, the
Royal Cypher in gold upon a red enamelled
A ring at the top of the medal attaches to a
ring at the bottom of a gold bar, ornamented with
laurel. At the top of the ribbon is a second gold
bar ornamented with laurel.
The crimson ribbon is 1.125 inches wide with
narrow blue edges. A rosette is worn on the ribbon
in undress to signify the award of a bar.
The Royal Warrant was published in the London
Gazette on 09 November 1886.
Officially unnamed, some recipients have
privately had their names engraved on the back of
the suspension bar.
Originally gold; Silver-Gilt (since 1889)
Height 55mm ; Max Width 41.5mm