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HMAS MELBOURNE sweetheart brooch

Date: 1914 - 1945
Dimensions:
Overall: 28 x 28 mm
Medium: Gilt, enamel
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Brooch
Object No: 00015186

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    Description
    Sweetheart brooch from WWI or WWII. The obverse features the pre 1940 version of the City of Melbourne's coat of arms with its motto 'Vires Acquirit Eundo' [We gather strength as we go]. Above the coat of arms is the inscription 'H.M.A.S. MELBOURNE' in gold lettering.

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